Many will remember Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty starring as the titular Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 Film. The film was renowned for breaking boundaries into the gangster film genre. Now the story is getting a whole new look in the film “Love Is A Gun,” starring Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell as the two main characters.

The new Bonnie and Clyde" film is to be directed by Kiké Maillo and will be based on the bestselling novel “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story Of Bonnie And Clyde” by Jeff Guinn.

Bonnie and Clyde reborn

This time around Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell will be starring in the new Bonnie and Clyde film “Love Is A Gun” with Shelton Turner penning the screenplay.

Speaking to Variety, the film’s producers, Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer said how excited they were to reintroduce the iconic, true story of Bonnie and Clyde. They say that while their names are well known, few know of the intimate love affair between the pair and what lead the couple to go on their “notorious crime spree” news of which reverberated around the world during that time.

In their joint statement, McMahon and Schlaifer said that Kike, Chloë and Jack are totally in sync with the character-driven approach they are taking with the film, saying they are lucky to have such a high calibre creative team leading them forward.

Maillo is well known for directing “Eva,” a film that attracted nominations for 12 Goya Awards, going on to win three, including the award for Best New Director. He recently directed “Toro,” a Spanish-language action film.

Meeting of the two bank robbers

It was in January 1930 that Bonnie Parker, 19, and Clyde Barrow, 21, first met each other and fell hopelessly in love.

They weren’t alone, as Clyde’s brother, Ivan M. Barrow (“Buck”) was also in their gang. Barrow was released from the Texas State Prison on a full pardon by the state’s governor on 23 March 1933. However, Buck then went on to join his brother, Clyde’s gang. His wife, Blanche, also joined the gang, along with one C.W. Moss.

As noted by Vulture, the Barrow Gang, as they were known, robbed a series of banks in the Midwest during the Great Depression, until Clyde and Bonnie were shot by police officers on 23 May 1934 in an ambush.

The pair was also believed to have been guilty of 13 murders during their crime spree.

The tweeted images above show Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in their roles as Bonnie and Clyde in the 1967 film.

The new Bonnie and Clyde film “Love Is A Gun” will begin production early in 2019. At present no other members of the cast have been named and there is no official cinema release date.