First off: I don’t intend to post gossip items here on anything approaching a regular basis, but this one is a perfect storm of cattiness that’s just too good to pass up. There was quite a bit of buzz earlier in the week about Variety’s scoop that Hilary Duff (star of dreck such as Raise Your Voice, which I heroically endured previously reviewed here) had been cast in a remake of 1967’s Bonnie & Clyde. Oh wait, excuse me—according to Variety’s paraphrasing of screenwriter/director Tonya S. Holly this will be “a new adaptation of the story of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow rather than a remake of the 1967 classic film starring Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty.” Yes, it’s a horrible idea, yes it will be a horrible movie if it even makes it direct to DVD, let alone theaters, so naturally those cheeky monkeys at I Watch Stuff and /Film were quick to make some clever digs at the talent and resumés of those involved (Air Bud 3: World Pup, anyone?), but they have nothing on original Bonnie Faye Dunaway, who the Chicago Sun-Times reports gave poor ol’ Duffster the verbal equivalent of a wire hanger beatdown: ”Couldn’t they at least cast a real actress?” Two words: Mee. Yow. Saucer of milk, table two!
This gem of bitchiness brought to my attention by Big Screen Little Screen.