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Johnny & Clyde - What We Know So Far

The legend of Bonnie and Clyde stands as one of the most iconic outlaw stories in American history. The couple committed a variety of crimes throughout the United States for 21 straight months. In the midst of the Great Depression, the murders and robberies committed by the two became a sensational story for newspapers, and an object of cultural significance for generations to come. Their exploits became further romanticized in 1967, with the release of the film "Bonnie and Clyde," which shocked audiences with its provocative depictions of violence and crime.

Now, this classic story is receiving an update. Produced by Verdi Productions and directed by Tom DeNucci, "Johnny & Clyde" stands to update this classic American story for the modern day. In many ways, the film looks to be departing from its cultural predecessors. However, the degree to which it strays from the traditional formula remains unclear. With that in mind, here is what we know about the film's release date, cast, and plot.

What is the release date for Johnny & Clyde?

At the current moment, Verdi Productions has not announced any official release date for "Johnny & Clyde." The project's current production status, however, indicates that the film could be done within the next year or so. As Deadline reports, Verdi Productions has already started production on "Johnny & Clyde." Furthermore, the company has cast two of the film's major stars, and plans to cast other important roles sometime in the near future.

Taking all of these conditions into account, it's reasonable to estimate that moviegoers could possibly see "Johnny & Clyde" hit theaters by the end of 2022, assuming Verdi Productions isn't delayed in any way. Unfortunately, this date is still merely speculation. Expectant moviegoers should exercise a far bit of caution while waiting for this film to release. A lot can happen during a film's production, and it might be more prudent to not get one's hopes up when the production company feels reluctant to offer a release date.

Who is in the cast for Johnny & Clyde?

You would think that filmmakers would cast a film's protagonists before taking on the rest of the production process. Verdi Productions, however, is taking a different approach with "Johnny & Clyde." While two major roles have already been announced and cast and production is well under way, the roles of the protagonists themselves have yet to be determined. Thankfully, even if it hasn't cast the principal stars of this film, Verdi Productions has chosen two exciting actors for major supporting roles.

The first is "Transformers" star Megan Fox, who plays an affluent crime boss and casino owner named Alana. Over the course of the film, her casino becomes a target in Jonny and Clyde's ongoing crime spree. Of course, Alana isn't just going to sit back and get robbed. As such, her head of security, played by "Preacher Star" and All-American Rejects frontman Tyson Ritter, will help protect the casino's valuables from the criminal couple.

Of course, that still leaves the question of who will play Johnny and Clyde. As we said before, these important roles are some of the several Verdi Productions has not cast, though their casting decision could make or break this film. Unfortunately, moviegoers will just have to wait and see who becomes the anti-heroes of this contemporary incarnation of Bonnie and Clyde's tale.

What is the story of Johnny & Clyde?

By now, you can likely guess a good amount about the "Johnny & Clyde" storyline. This is a modern reinterpretation of the Bonnie and Clyde story, taking after the real-life story of the criminal couple who committed murder and robberies across the United States during the 1930s, and were sensationalized in the media as romantic anti-heroes. As the name implies, however, this might not be the Bonnie and Clyde people remember. For starters, the name "Johnny & Clyde" implies that the couple are being re-imagined as gay. Whether or not this is the case, though, has not been confirmed.

What is confirmed is that Johnny and Clyde's capers eventually lead them to targeting Alana's casino. How Alana interferes with the gang's plans, and whether this leads to the couple's gruesome deaths at the hands of law enforcement, is yet to be seen. Nevertheless, it seems as if "Johnny & Clyde" is aiming at a new take on this classic story. Whether it remains as engaging and provocative as the real Bonnie and Clyde, or the famous 1967 dramatization of their rise and fall, is a question for when the film finally releases.