Miley Cyrus became a household name through television, starring in the mega-successful 'Hanna Montana' for several seasons. Now, the nineteen year old singer and actress is in talks to portray one of the most infamous outlaws, criminals and cold-blooded murderers in American history: Bonnie Parker.
History Channel and Lifetime are looking to produce a miniseries based on the famous lovebirds of the Barrow Gang, Bonnie & Clyde, as a part of the new marriage between the networks. During the Great Depression, the Barrow Gang travelled the United States robbing at least a dozen banks between 1930-1934. Along the way, the Barrow Gang murdered at least nine police officers and countless civilians before finally being ambushed and slain by law officers in Louisiana--quite a change of pace from Cyrus' Disney Channel days.
The miniseries would be the first high-profile depiction of the lovers since the 1967 classic film 'Bonnie and Clyde' where Bonnie Parker was portrayed by Faye Dunaway. While those are certainly massive shoes for Cyrus to attempt to fill, the actress' young age is actually more appropriate for Parker at the time before her death; Parker first joined in with the Barrow Gang at age eighteen.
The four-hour miniseries will air both on the male-centric History and the female-centric Lifetime, so presumably the project would make an attempt to appeal to both demographics.
Cyrus recently returned to television with a story arc on the smash hit 'Two and a Half Men.' Stick with TVRage for news on Cyrus' ongoing talks with the project, as well as which actor is being considered for the bisexual, morally ambiguous Clyde Barrow.