Former Disney star Hilary Duff will no longer be a part of the upcoming The Story of Bonnie and Clyde. Speculations were rife that the 23-year-old actress, who is married to Canadian professional hockey player Mike Comrie had lost out on the project due to her pregnancy.
But bosses of the new indie film has clarified that Duff will not play the role of the legendary outlaw Bonnie Parker because of conflicting schedules, said The Hollywood Reporter. Kevin Zegers, who was set to costar as Clyde Barrow, is also no longer part of the project, with the producers saying he would not be available to begin filming until January.
The project has already encountered several delays – the producers cited "financial, scheduling and other factors such as tornados devastating some of our locations" – they said they currently plan to begin production later this year.
"Due to our obligations with investors and international buyers it is imperative that we stick to our current schedule. Therefore we are forced to explore other options for the two lead roles. Unfortunately this happens all the time in the world of filmmaking," they added.