Back in 2009, producers Tonya Holly and Tom Rogers threw their darts at Hollywood’s giant remake board and they landed on Bonnie and Clyde, the 1967 classic starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway. Insisting that they could cast some of today’s hottest young stars and pay an honest tribute to the original, Holly and Rogers pegged Amanda Seyfried to play Bonnie, but she didn’t recognize the awesome opportunity and they offered it to the next best actress – Hilary Duff.
Duff, whose recent IMDB listings read like a career obituary, also announced two weeks ago that she was pregnant with her first child with husband and “hockey player” Mike Comrie. The producers were so excited for Duff that they gave her a nice vacation as a reward. Oh, and they fired her, too. But before you go feeling bad for Duff about losing this clearly high demand gig, she was also paid $100,000 for her troubles, as well as her silence, according to this comment she made to TMZ:
“I don’t wanna give them any more press than they’ve already gotten off me,” she said. “I think my baby is a little bit more exciting.”
This is a tough one – The remake of a classic film by the people who brought us When I Find the Ocean or the unborn baby of a fading child star and an oft-injured hockey player. Sorry Duffster, but I’m going to have to call this one a push.