Costner & Harrelson Go After Bonnie & Clyde

The Highwaymen shows Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson as two Texas Rangers chasing Bonnie and Clyde . Netflix released the first trailer this morning before its premiere at the annual SXSW film festival in March. The film will then debut on March 29, exclusively on Netflix. The Highwaymen tells the non-romantic story of Bonnie and Clyde and gives a completely new and new perspective on the legendary story.

While outlaws made the headlines, the lawyers made the headlines. l & # 39; history. From director John Lee Hancock ( The Blind Side ), The Highwaymen follows the unpublished story of legendary detectives who shot down Bonnie and Clyde. When FBI forces and the latest judicial technology are not enough to capture the country's most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their instincts and old skills to do the work. . The first trailer reveals that the stakes are important, but Costner and Harrelson also have time to cheer themselves up while they are out hunting.

According to real events, The Highwaymen ] is the story of Texas Rangers Frank Hamer (Kevin Costner) and Maney Gault (WWoody Harrelson) , who are drawn from their retreat to try to find Bonnie and Clyde. As lawmakers' bodies continue to accumulate, thanks to Bonnie and Clyde, Lee Simmons (John Carrol Lynch), head of the Texas Prison System, has convinced Governor Ma Ferguson (Kathy Bates) to put Legendary lawmen in the case who stalked the fugitives elusive. Despite the skepticism of federal and state agents with regard to their traditional cowboy methods, they finally ended the bloody terror wave that seized the nation.

The Soldiers of the Road The producer Casey Silver commissioned the script to the writer John Fusco about fifteen years ago, but he had two completely different main men. Instead of Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, Silver envisioned Robert Redford and Paul Newman as stars. However, things did not go according to plan, because Fusco is immersed in the search for the real story. Silver explains.

"John knew everything about Frank Hamer, a famous and respected lawyer in Texas, and he wanted to make an honest and truthful story about this legendary man, and he spent time with Frank Hamer Jr. writing the scenario, I remember talking to him about their bourbon and their lunched steak, while the son told the well-known mythology of his father. The Highwaymen breaks with the l 39; traditional hymn to Bonnie and Clyde and is inspired by the extraordinary lives of Hamer and Gault. "

The story of Bonnie and Clyde has been told many times, but few people apart from historians and history fanatics know the entire history of these men were responsible for ending their reign of terror. Netflix's original film The Highwaymen aims to change all this, and with a cast of stars and the help of Frank Hamer Jr., the film already looks like a circuit. You can see the first trailer below, thanks to Netflix's streaming YouTube channel.

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