The Bonnie and Clyde mini-series has found its Buck Barrow in former Prison Break star Lane Garrison, The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Monday, March 11. Buck Barrow was Clyde’s impulsive older brother and partner in crime.
Accompanying Garrison to the cast of the Lifetime/History joint venture will be Austin Hebert, who True Blood fans may know as Virgil.
In the four-hour Bonnie and Clyde mini-series, Hebert will play Ted Hinton, a young member of the lawmen ultimately responsible for the ambush and execution of the title characters.
Smash executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are the minds behind this incarnation of the famous tragedy, and their new casting additions will join Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker.
Deadline noted that the young cast will also receive some help from veteran stars Holly Hunter and William Hurt, who last appeared together in the 1987 film Broadcast News.
Here, Hunter will play Bonnie Parker’s mother Emma, while Hurt will step into the boots of Texas ranger Frank Hamer, who is credited with catching and killing the outlaws.
With things shaping up on the talent end, producers should be breathing a sigh of relief after allegedly losing their frontrunner for the role of Bonnie in Miley Cyrus.
To date, Cyrus has not weighed in on what influenced her decision.
The idea of inserting Cyrus into the role, according to THR, was prompted by the success of A&E Network with their Hatfields and McCoys mini-series.
Lifetime and History are under the A&E umbrella, and the network was able to land an array of famous faces for the previous drama.
Regardless of what caused the loss of Cyrus, Bonnie and Clyde will have the added benefit of airing in two markets — Lifetime and History — telling a story that has enough bullets for male audiences and enough romance for the female demographic.
Are you excited about the upcoming Bonnie and Clyde mini-series? Would you rather see Miley Cyrus or Holliday Grainger in the iconic role?