October 11, 2012 02:38 PM by Stephanie Gustafson
Was Miley Cyrus ever actually considering taking on the role of Bonnie Parker, or have we just been Punk’d? Whether or not the former Disney star showed an iota of interest in becoming the new Faye Dunaway, it appears that part will go to someone else. Hmm, sounds like the History Channel dodged the bullet this time!
Lovers of the classic 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde can finally let out a sigh of relief: Miley Cyrus will not be playing Bonnie Parker in the upcoming History Channel remake. We had a hard time believing the Disney star had been considered for the role in the first place, but no need to worry now. What remains unclear is the cause of the breakdown in negotiations. Perhaps the History Channel wasn’t willing to shell out the big bucks for a less-than-stellar actress?
So, what exactly do we know about the mini-series? Unfortunately, not much. The project is being headed up by Smash executive producers Neil Moran and Craig Zadan, but thus far, the two have been pretty quiet about the casting process. We recently did learn that the Oscar-nominated Bruce Beresford was confirmed as the director for the four-hour series. In light of Beresford’s participation, it’s probably a good thing that Miley has dropped out. Somehow, we have a hard time seeing these two working together successfully.
Do you think Miley Cyrus has missed her chance at a breakout role that could actually taken seriously? Or is the remake of Bonnie and Clyde better off without the former Hannah Montana? Feel free to share your thoughts (and ideas for good Bonnie Parker candidates!) in the comments section below.
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