It’s like they always say – if you can’t beat ‘em, try anyway and fail miserably.

People might not actually say that, but that doesn’t mean the words don’t fit the upcoming Bonnie & Clyde to a T. Starring Emile Hirsch as Clyde Barrow and Holliday Grainger as Bonnie Parker, the newest attempt to surpass Arthur Penn’s 1967 classic is a TV movie that will undoubtedly fall short. Watch the trailer below to find out why.

Whoever edited this trailer has an incredibly literal mind, because nearly every line in the accompanying song – “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)” – is given some kind of visual representation. “He wore black and I wore white” is accompanied with Clyde in black and Bonnie in white. And so many repetitions of “bang bang” are synced up to gunshots or William Hurt banging his elbow against a closet. Of course, considering that this trailer is composed almost entirely of guns being fired, a few “bang bangs” had to fit in somewhere.

That’s all this Bonnie & Clyde seems to offer: repetitive sex and gun violence. And considering that it’ll be airing on TV (on multiple channels – one of them Lifetime, which should give you a hint about the overall quality) it’s doubtful all that sex and violence will even be that taboo.

Bonnie & Clyde will be airing December 8 and 9 at 9PM on A&E, Lifetime, and History.


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