Emilia Clarke may be set to star in a Bonnie and Clyde remake alongside actor Nicholas Hoult. The movie will be called “Go Down Together” and intends to portray a grittier, more realistic portrayal of the famous criminal duo.
The real Bonnie and Clyde achieved notoriety in the Depression era 1930s during their crime spree in the central US. Clyde was born into a poor family that struggled to make ends meet. He first turned to crime as an adolescent, stealing small items and eventually leading to cracking safes, steeling cars and robbing stores. Several arrests eventually lead to a conviction and he spent two years in Eastham Prison Farm. It was there that he committed his first murder, killing a man who had sexually assaulted him. The abuses of Eastham Prison Farm changed and hardened Clyde. After getting out, he often expressed that he wanted to seek revenge against the Texas prison system.
Bonnie and Clyde met at a friend’s house and immediately fell in love. Bonnie joined up with Clyde’s criminal gang, and the two traveled around the country, committing robberies, kidnappings, and even murders until the law eventually caught up with them. They were constantly on the run and their spree was shortlived, lasting between 1931 and 1934 before being shot by officers.
Past Bonnie and Clyde productions have often glamorized their exploits, but Michael Sucsy, director of “Go Down Together”, is aiming to be truer to the short, brief and frantic lives led by the young pair. What do you think? Are Emilia Clarke and Nick Hoult good choices for the roles of Bonnie and Clyde?