Hilary Duff Spearheads Much-Needed 'Bonnie and Clyde' For Tweens

It's been a while since we spotted the column of smoke heralding the End of Ideas train's arrival at Pop Culture Junction. But apparently Hilary Duff needed a ride, so cover your mouths.

Duff and Kevin Zegers are locked in for the title roles in The Story of Bonnie and Clyde, an indie revision of the gangster love story immortalized 42 years ago by Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty in, you know, Bonnie and Clyde. That one won two Oscars, made Beatty's multi-hyphenate reputation, and revolutionized the depiction of violence with its bloody, climactic slo-mo ambush sequence.

This one? We're not sure; the optimist in us would like to believe Duff and Zegers' post-Disney angst will nicely complement their Depression-era crime spree. But really, we'd just be happy with Duff's requisite closing-title story-song eschewing Autotune and avoiding the imminent chorus rhyming "love" with "above." Any costume and art departments with a budget should be able to plug up the gaps from there.