Miley Cyrus reportedly in talks to star in 'Bonnie & Clyde' TV miniseries
Miley Cyrus could be preparing to play a bank robber in an upcoming TV miniseries.
The 19-year-old actress and singer is reportedly in talks to star as Bonnie Parker in a Lifetime/History channel miniseries called "Bonnie & Clyde," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
A spokesperson for Cyrus had no immediate comment on the report and a representative for Lifetime declined to comment.
The miniseries is reportedly being produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the executive producers of the NBC musical series "Smash."
The industry paper notes that the project falls in line with the networks' move toward getting popular stars for TV films, similar to the previous History Channel project "Hatfield & McCoys" with Kevin Costner and the upcoming Lifetime movie "Liz & Dick," with Lindsay Lohan.
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were robbers and lovers on the run during the Great Depression in the early 1930s. Parker and Barrow were together for a few years before they were gunned down in 1934 in an ambush with officers in Louisiana. Parker, a native of Texas, was 23 years old when she died.
Parker and Barrow's story has been portrayed in several films, most notably in the 1967 movie "Bonnie and Clyde," which starred Faye Dunaway as Bonnie Parker and Warren Beatty as Clyde Barrow. Beatty and Dunaway were nominated for Oscars and Golden Globes for their roles in the film.
The duo has also been referenced in several songs including the 2003 hit "'03 Bonnie & Clyde," featuring Beyonce and Jay-Z.
Cyrus is set to return to television for the first time since her Disney Channel show "Hannah Montana" ended in 2011 with a two-episode role on "Two and a Half Men." Her first episode on the show will air on October 17 and the actress plays a friend of Walter (Ashton Kutcher) and a love interest of Angus T. Jones' character Jake.