Director John Lee Hancock is looking towards Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson to star in his Bonnie & Clyde manhunt movie titled ‘Highwaymen‘.
Everyone knows of the infamous bank robbers, Bonnie and Clyde, but perhaps less is know about Frank Hamer and his assembled posse who hunted down and killed the criminal couple in the midst of the Great Depression. So, why not make a film about them?
Hamer was a Texas Ranger who survived 100 gun fights and killed 53 people, a character which could suit Neeson or Harrelson very well, although it hasn’t been confirmed which star could play him. The pair have not entered negotiations either, but director Hancock‘s next flick, Saving Mr. Banks, stars Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson so he’s managed to pull in big stars before.
There is the question whether Neeson and Harrelson could fit this project into their already busy schedules however. Wolf-fighting Neeson is filming airplane thriller Non-Stop and Scott Frank‘s A Walk Among the Tombstones and is also attached to star in Seth Macfarlane‘s A Million Ways To Die in the West and another thriller Run All Night. Harrelson on the other hand has been filming TV series True Detective with Matthew McConaughey and is due to start on The Hunger Games sequel this fall.