EXCLUSIVE: Oscar-nominated director Bruce Beresford is set to direct the four-hour Bonnie & Clyde miniseries, which will air simultaneously on two A+E Networks, the male-driven History and female-focused Lifetime. Meanwhile, Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, which had been in talks to play Bonnie, has dropped out. The news of her exit was first reported by TVLine.
Bonnie & Clyde, from Sony Pictures TV and Craig Zadan and Meron’s studio-based Storyline Entertainment, was written by John Rice and Joe Batteer based on the true story of bank robbing couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Beresford’s directing credits include the features Driving Miss Daisy and Tender Mercies as well as the HBO film And Starring Pancho Villa As Himself starring Antonio Banderas.