Actor Kevin Costner waves right through a photocall to advertise his newest movie “The Highwaymen” in Madrid, Spain, March 25, 2019. Image taken March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Sergio Perez
MADRID (Reuters) – A brand new movie starring Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson takes a contemporary perspective at the bloody story of outlaw duo Bonnie and Clyde, focusing as an alternative at the two detectives who ended the fanatics’ felony rampage throughout the US.
In “The Highwaymen”, directed via John Lee Hancock, Costner performs former Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, one in all a posse of officials who shot the pair useless in a first light ambush in Louisiana in 1934. Harrelson performs his spouse Maney Gault.
“We’ve selected this one tale about Bonnie and Clyde, and reasonably than inform their tale, we’ve instructed the tale of the lads who hunted them down and risked their lives to convey a homicide spree in The united states to an finish,” Costner instructed Reuters.
The 1967 transfer “Bonnie & Clyde” starred Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway because the gangster pair believed to have murdered 13 other people, robbed banks, and staged kidnaps and automobile thefts.
However the brand new flick takes an excessively other trail, Costner mentioned in Madrid right through a promotional excursion.
“They have been made heroic within the 1967 film and that’s too unhealthy. However that’s the way it used to be made. The lads that chased (them) have been simply reasonable males doing their task,” the veteran U.S. actor mentioned.
“The Highwaymen” will premiere on streaming provider Netflix on March 29.
Requested whether or not motion pictures that cross directly to streaming products and services have the similar cache as the ones launched in cinemas, Costner famous that movie and tv manufacturers have been increasingly more experimenting with liberating their paintings on-line.
With their top quality long-form methods, Netflix and others are elevating the bar for normal TV manufacturing, he mentioned. “Tv didn’t (have) an excessively giant hang over me till you began having prolonged tales,” he added.
Reporting via Silvio Castellanos; Writing via Isla Binnie; Modifying via Andrew Cawthorne