Lifetime is giving the criminal couple a stylish and sexy makeover for their upcoming TV movie

By Melissa Locker
Updated November 22, 2013 09:20 AM
Credit: Lifetime

A new trailer for Bonnie & Clyde: Dead and Alive (airing on A&E, the History Channel and Lifetime on Dec. 8 and Dec. 9) has been unveiled, and we’re more intrigued than ever by the iconic crime saga. The film stars Emile Hirsch and newcomer Holliday Grainger as Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, two young criminals who cross America as they rob banks and capture the public imagination.

The slick, made-for-TV miniseries may add to the couple’s renown, but according to the newly released teaser, the film may also try to dispel some of the myths that surround the famed and feared couple.

“The media certainly glamorized it when Bonnie and Clyde were robbing banks,” says Hirsch in the trailer. “They were respected as these types of Robin Hood figures.”

Grainger adds: “The media was completely influential in the rise and fall of Bonnie and Clyde.”

The supporting cast includes Holly Hunter, William Hurt and Modern Family’s Sarah Hyland.