Not to be outdone by Lindsay Lohan’s Elizabeth Taylor biopic, Liz & Dick, Miley Cyrus is setting up her own Lifetime project, but with her comes a lot more confidence in what can be achieved. Not only is Cyrus negotiating to play the female lead in a Lifetime Bonnie & Clyde miniseries, but the series will also be aired on History, making it the first A+E Networks production to air on both of its channels. Obviously, the higher ups feel this is the kind of series that can be thrown in the faces of men and women, unlike Liz & Dick. Despite Lohan’s semi-sexy appeal, the story doesn’t exactly cater to men. Now, Bonnie & Clyde is practically made for guys, but it has enough romantic entanglements to rope in women as well.
Initially reported by Deadline, this miniseries comes from Sony Pictures TV and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron’s Storyline Entertainment. Zadan and Meron are executive producing the series, which was written by John Rice and Joe Batter. As expected, the miniseries will be based on true story of bank robbing couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The most famous iteration of this tale, the 1967 Oscar-winning movie, has Faye Dunaway in the role of Bonnie. It will be interesting if Cyrus can pull off the same presence Dunaway had. Personally, I just don’t see it. I like Cyrus in some ways, but it’s hard to imagine her as badass Bonnie. I think it’s her voice. I’ve never been a terrific fan of her speaking voice. When she sings it’s fine, but talking? Not for me.
Other than a guest arc on Two and a Half Men, Cyrus hasn’t starred in a TV series since Hannah Montana ended. She’s been focusing on her film career, starring in such movies as LOL and So Undercover. Meanwhile, Lifetime is really into doing biopics, with one focusing on Anna Nicole Smith currently in the works.