Check Out The Trailer For A&E's Upcoming Bonnie & Clyde Miniseries.
It's been 46 years since the iconic Arthur Penn film Bonnie and Clyde had its debut. And, in some ways, that now-storied film was the little piece of cinematic treasure that could: Despite a low budget and a team of producers with little faith in the project, the film was rather haphazardly released. Good thing, too: In the end, the film earned rave reviews and grossed more than $70 million for Warner Bros. by 1973. And pretty much since that time, this film has been the go-to for anyone in need of a partners-in-literal-crime film fix.
So, obviously, the Bonnie and Clyde storytelling formula ain't broke.
Nonetheless, it seems as if the folks over at A&E Networks have decided to up and try to fix it anyway, On December 8 and 9, A&E will simulcast its four-hour take on the story of the in-love criminals who met and were later buried in Dallas across three cable networks: Lifetime, A&E and The History Channel. Called Bonnie & Clyde (note the ampersand!), the two-part, Louisiana-shot miniseries features a pretty strong cast: Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild), Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) the Academy Award-nominated Holly Hunter, the Academy Award-winning William Hurt and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) each appear in this new version, with Hirsch and Grainger starring in the titular roles.
Look: We know this is one of those things where you know how the story goes and how it ends. But it's Bonnie and Clyde, y'all! And they're from here! And The History Channel did a good job with Hatfields & McCoys!
Anyway, check out the below trailer to see if you're about to get as stoked on this miniseries as we are.