Monday, August 13, 2007

Will Homer land a movie on Bonnie and Clyde?

UPDATE 12:25 p.m.: "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" is a $20 million independent film project. Director Tonya Holly said most of the production time will be split equally between Louisiana and Mississippi.

"I decided to call it 'The Story of Bonnie and Clyde' because you can be in the room and hear the event told in five different ways. I had to pick the version that I thought was closest to the truth," Holly said. She's confident she'll film in north Louisiana. "We’re looking very closely at Homer, Arcardia, Gibsland, Angola, and Haynesville."


No, it's not another Clint Eastwood flick with an orangatang. (You have no idea how much this disappoints me. I've never interviewed a primate.)

But yes, it is another feature about crime history's most famous partners and crime, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Apparently, Cypress Moon Productions is getting ready to shoot "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" either this fall or in early 2007.

It may be shot in Homer or in surrounding cities. The project is spearheaded by Alabama-based Tonya S. Holly.

There will be a casting call Aug. 20 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Homer City Hall (400 E. Main St.).

The production needs men and women, and specifically children ages 7 and up. Applicants should bring headshots, contact info, and a resume.

Cities in consideration for the project also include St. Francisville, Donaldsville, Sorrento, Arcadia and Gibsland.

It looks to be a small independent project, and I'll report more as details unfold.

AP Photo: Bonnie Parker holds a gun on her partner in crime, Clyde Barrow, as the two mug for the camera in this photo made aproximately one year before their deaths. On May 23, 1934, five lawmen laying in ambush ended the crime spree of the hapless pair, pumping 180 rounds into their stolen car and flailing bodies.

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