The Chicago Times reports:
"Quick! Can you think of any remake of great film classic that has been better than the original?
No, I didn’t think so.
That’s also reportedly the reaction of both Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway upon hearing about a new ”Bonnie & Clyde” in the works.
Hollywood sources tell me the two Oscar winners both said, ”Why?” upon hearing the news little-known director Tonya S. Holly will direct ”The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” based on her own screenplay. (Ooooh, Warren's a bitch, too!!) Holly says her project was inspired not by the 1967 film, but by news clippings of the famous Depression-era outlaws, found in an abandoned house on her family’s property.
Learning her role as Bonnie Parker would be portrayed by Hilary Duff, Dunaway supposedly zinged, ”Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?”
Beatty’s Clyde Barrow role will be played by Kevin Zegers, (all together now! "WHOOOOO??) whose credits include ”The Jane Austen Book Club” and ”Transamerica.”
The original ”Bonnie & Clyde” received 10 Oscar nominations, but won only two — Estelle Parsons for best supporting actress and for cinematography."
WHY can't Hollywood come up with something original rather than desecrating a classic??