Director Wayne Kramer (The Cooler, Running Scared) has signed on to helm the crime thriller Pretty Boy Floyd. Based on the notorious depression-era criminal Charles Arthur “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Risky Business said “he obtained the populist nickname ‘The Robin Hood of the Cookson Hills'” during his criminal exploits across the Midwest. Said Kramer:
“My approach is to bring 21st century style and energy to [screenwriter] Kevin Bernhardt’s meticulously researched screenplay without sacrificing the verisimilitude of the period or over-sensationalizing the characters themselves. At the heart of ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’ is a great love story about an outlaw on the run who can’t stay away from the woman he loves, no matter how destructive the relationship is for both of them — which ultimately leads to his demise.”
Floyd most recently appeared in cinemas in last summer’s Public Enemies. He was played by Channing Tatum.