Hilary Duff Takes Up Arms For 'The Story Of Bonnie and Clyde'

Hilary DuffAccording to Variety, Hilary Duff has just signed on to one heck of a girl fantasy -- playing famous 1930s outlaw Bonnie Parker in "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde" to Kevin Zegers' Clyde Barrow. Natalie Canerday and Rance Howard have also signed on.

Tonya S. Holly will direct the film from her own script, and it's being stressed that this film is not a remake of the 1967 classic, which starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. It's a new take on the historical facts, which are still controversial enough to earn a fresh look.

Duff's film resume isn't terribly strong, but she's young, and perhaps she just needs the right project to really sink her acting chops into. She bears a good resemblence to Bonnie Parker, who historians now believe wasn't the fierce gun moll popular culture believed her to be. In fact, she may have never even fired a gun.

Instead, the former honors student seems to have merely fallen for the bad boy, and followed along as he robbed his way across the country. (A story all girls can probably identify with -- well, except for the armed robbery part.) If that's the version we see in this new film, Duff will probably be right in her element.