Bonnie & Clyde, a star-studded miniseries for HISTORY, LIFETIME and A&E, stars Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) in the title roles of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, the Depression-era outlaw couple whose criminal exploits earned them lasting fame for the past eight decades. Its stellar cast includes Academy Award, Golden Globe and Emmy winner Holly Hunter (The Piano), as well as Academy Award winner and multiple Golden Globe and Emmy nominee William Hurt (Too Big to Fail). The miniseries reunites Hunter and Hurt, who starred in and earned Oscar nominations for 1987’s Broadcast News. Hunter will play Emma Parker, Bonnie’s mother, and Hurt will play Frank Hamer, the Texas Ranger pursuing the Barrow gang. Other key cast members include Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) as Blanche Barrow, Clyde’s sister-in-law; Lane Garrison (Prison Break) as Clyde’s brother, Buck; Elizabeth Reaser (The Twilight Saga) as P.J. Lane, a writer tracking the gang; Austin Hébert (True Blood) as Ted Hinton, a lawman also on the hunt for duo; and Dale Dickey (Winter’s Bone) as Cummie Barrow, Clyde’s mother.
Produced by Sony Pictures Television and executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Steel Magnolias, The Bucket List, Oscar winner Chicago), Bonnie & Clyde follows Barrow, Parker and the rest of the notorious Barrow Gang as they sweep through the Central United States committing small-time robberies and daring bank heists, leaving a slew of murdered police officers and civilians in their wake. Bonnie & Clyde was written by John Rice and Joe Batteer (Windtalkers, Blown Away) and is directed by two-time Oscar nominee Bruce Beresford (Tender Mercies, Breaker Morant). Beresford is best known for directing Driving Miss Daisy.
Bonnie & Clyde recounts the fascinating tale of the couple whose crime spree enraptured the American public. Rumored to have a sixth sense which allowed him to see events before they happened, Barrow was always able to stay one step ahead of the law as he and Parker escaped capture time and time again. His one blind spot was Parker, who was intent on becoming famous. She fed on the alluring media attention and pushed Barrow to commit riskier, more dangerous crimes to generate bigger headlines and make them the most famous criminals of the modern era.