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Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch have won the lead roles in a new Bonnie & Clyde miniseries.

The Borgias star Grainger and Into the Wild’s Hirsch will play fugitive lovers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow for cable network A+E, reports TVLine.

Miley Cyrus was briefly linked to the role of Bonnie, but dropped out in October.

Her replacement Grainger appeared in 2012 adaptations of Great Expectations and Anna Karenina, while her co-star Hirsch played the lead roles in 2004′s The Girl Next Door and 2008′s Speed Racer.

The Bonnie & Clyde miniseries – first announced in January 2012 – will also star Holly Hunter as Bonnie’s mother and William Hurt as a Texas ranger who hunts the bank-robbing pair.

Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) will direct the four-part drama, produced by Smash’s Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.

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.

Fox was also reported to be developing a modern-day take on the Bonnie and Clyde story back in October.

Source: digitalspy.co.uk

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