Miley Cyrus, who is still trying to get her movie career up and running, is currently in talks to star in the Lifetime Network and History Channel co-production Bonnie & Clyde, Deadline reports. The former Disney Channel darling is up for the role of Bonnie in the forthcoming miniseries. If all goes according to plan, the Hannah Montana star will portray one of the most notorious female outlaws in American history.
The Bonnie & Clyde miniseries is a strange collaboration for Lifetime and History; once the show in the proverbial can, both networks will point the production towards two decidedly different demographics. While Lifetime will certainly play up Bonnie’s role in the story, it’s likely History will take a more manly approach to promotion. It will be interesting to see how the two networks handle the miniseries.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the idea of inserting Miley Cyrus into a serious production was prompted by A&E Network’s recent success with the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries, which featured a number of famous faces. Later this year, Lifetime will attempt to work similar magic by unleashing the Linday Lohan-fronted Elizabeth Taylor biopic Liz & Dick on the masses. Bonnie & Clyde also continues the company’s tradition of releasing high-profile productions that incorporate “and” into the title. Curious, that.
Of course, the Bonnie & Clyde miniseries isn’t the only project Miley Cyrus currently has in the works. In addition to her stint on an episode of the hit situation comedy Two and a Half Men, the actress is slated to appear in director Tom Vaughan’s action comedy So Undercover. Miley Cyrus will portray Molly, a street smart, tough-as-nail private eye who is hired by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to go undercover at a college sorority. All sorts of wacky hijinks are expected to ensue.
Do you think Miley Cyrus is a good choice to play Bonnie in the Lifetime/History Channel co-production Bonnie & Clyde?