May 22nd marks the 79th anniversary of the death of notorious outlaw couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow [Correction: It’s actually today, May 23rd], and as such, History is releasing a few photos from their upcoming miniseries, Bonnie & Clyde, which will be simulcast on History, Lifetime and A&E later this year. The miniseries has been in production for years, with an incredible amount of starts and stops. History finally settled on a winning combination of Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild) and ethereal beauty Holliday Grainger (The Borgias) to play the infamous couple, who were iconically portrayed in the 1967 film by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beaty. Hit the jump for the images and more.
The photos depict Grainger as perhaps a more glamorous version of Bonnie than was previously styled (I think I like this look better), with Hirsch in a familiar suit ensemble, complete with a nice steely-eyed glare. The pictures and setting (with the car) are gorgeous, and while there are high hopes for the series, no matter what, it looks like it will be sumptuously filmed (it is being directed by Driving Miss Daisy‘s Bruce Beresford).
The two-night miniseries also stars Holly Hunter, William Hurt, Sarah Hyland, Lane Garrison, Elizabeth Reaser, Austin Hebert and Dale Dickey.