Miley Cyrus may not have as many legal problems as other certain former child stars, but now she’s expected to play one of the most famous outlaws of all time. The erstwhile Hannah Montana is negotiating to play Bonnie Parker in a “Bonnie & Clyde” miniseries for Lifetime and History Channel.
The four-hour miniseries would air on both cable networks (which are both under the same overall A&E Networks umbrella) in an effort to attract a broad audience of both men and women. Although the project is still in early stages, executive producers Craig Zadon and Neil Meron are TV movie vets with credits including “Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows,” The Beach Boys: An American Family” and Lifetime’s upcoming “Steel Magnolias.”
Lifetime has proven they can still lure in big audiences for TV movies, 5.8 million viewers tuned in to see Rob Lowe in “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” in January. And they’ve got Lindsay Lohan’s heavily hyped Elizabeth Taylor bio-pic coming in November. While History had massive success over the summer with miniseries event “Hatfields and McCoys” averaging close to 14 million viewers over three night, and recently nabbing Emmys for Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger.
So, if Miley closes the deal for Bonnie, the big question becomes: Who’s her Clyde? We think Cyrus’ real-life beau and “Hunger Games” co-star Liam Hemsworth would be a great choice. What do you think?