Duff Dropped
From Bonnie & Clyde?

The rumor mill is on overdrive as reports surface that Hilary Duff has been dropped from The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, a re-make of the 1967 classic movie Bonnie and Clyde starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff was a controversial choice to play Bonnie in the re-make of Bonnie and Clyde, however, the actress wasn't really even given a chance to prove herself as rumors are flying that the 23-year-old actress has already been dropped from the movie.

TMZ reported today that the casting director of The Story of Bonnie and Clyde issued a "press release confirming they were actively searching for Hilary's replacement," but Duff will still get paid. However, the director of the movie, Tonya Holly, then said the casting director "jumped the gun" and they are trying to work out "scheduling conflicts."

The Facebook page of the movie refutes TMZ's claims, saying:

"The TMZ story was not originated by the producers of The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Hilary Duff is still slated to play Bonnie Parker. The storms on April 27th damaged 2 locations which has caused a brief delay to production."

So there you have it! It sounds like Duff is still on to play the role of Bonnie, much to Faye Dunaway's chagrin.

The screen legend was not happy about Hilary Duff reprising her role. "Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?" she reportedly said.

Bonnie and Clyde

Duff quickly took to her own defense, saying, "I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don't even know who she is. I think it was a little unnecessary, but I might be mad if I looked like that now too." Zing!

Kevin Zegers, who plays Damien in Gossip Girl, is slated to play Clyde, a role originally played by Warren Beatty.

Tell us: Do you think Hilary Duff has the chops to play Bonnie?

Tags: bonnie and clyde faye dunaway kevin zegers

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Comments on "Is Hilary Duff outlaw enough for Bonnie and Clyde?"

Jem Crany May 13, 2011 | 10:09 AM

She flat out can't act. She's a Disney Channel child actor that simply won't transition. This movie is an independent film by a director that has no juice. The spin on this is absurd. Its nothing. Duff is a D-List non talent mired in spin as her teen demographic disappears with her "Career".

shreya May 11, 2011 | 12:03 PM

CERTAINLY...!! HILARY IS SIMPLY PERFECT FOR THIS CHARACTER COZ SHEZ GOT THAT LOOKS FOR THAT PARTICULAR ROLE (BONNIE)... AND DAMN IT..!! HOW CAN ANY1 EVEN SAY... THAT "SHES NOT A REAL ACTRESS"... IF U REALLY THINK SO... GO N WATCH A CINDERELLA STORY, RAISE UR VOICE, LIZZIE MCGUIRE MOVIE... ETC. U'LL KNOW URSELF... DUH !

Sarah Richey May 11, 2011 | 11:28 AM

I think she is. I think she plays the part and I'm not going to see the movie if she's not in it. I've been looking forward to seeing the movie for a year now and Hilary Duff is my favorite actress. I know that she will play a great Bonnie.

john May 06, 2011 | 7:12 PM

Can someone prove Hilary has a deal? The president showed his birth certificate.

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