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'Bonnie and Clyde' modern-day update in works at Fox

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Fox is developing a modern-day take on the story of Bonnie and Clyde.

The pilot - from Ryan Tavlin (Without a Trace) - is a contemporary drama inspired by bank-robbing couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Deadline reports.

It will follow two young lovers from East Texas who go on a crime spree, becoming both wanted criminals and worldwide celebrities.

The real-life tale of Bonnie and Clyde - who travelled across the United States committing robbery and murder throughout the early 1930s - was popularised by the Oscar-winning 1967 film, which starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway as the couple.

Last year, Limitless director Neil Burger signed up to make a new Bonnie and Clyde film starring Hilary Duff and Kevin Zegers, but Duff was later dropped from the project.

More recently, Miley Cyrus entered talks to play the role of Bonnie in a new TV dramatisation, but dropped out earlier this week.

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Contemporary updates of classic tales have proven popular with the US networks this pilot season, with McG developing a modern-day Romeo & Juliet TV drama at ABC and M Night Shyamalan selling a modern-day take on Moby Dick to NBC.

NBC is also developing a modern-day update of Wuthering Heights, while both ABC and The CW are working on contemporary versions of Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations.

Watch the trailer for 1967's Bonnie and Clyde below:

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