Actress/singer Hilary Duff has apparently been dropped from upcoming film ‘The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde’ because she is pregnant. Hilary was to star as Bonnie Parker in the remake of the 1967 classic, but after announcing she is expecting her first child, plans changed.
The split was apparently amiable and entirely due to the scheduling clash caused by Hilary's pregnancy. A source told gossip website TMZ.com said: “Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait we would.”
Director Tonya S. Holly is reportedly already looking for a new Bonnie and a new Clyde in time for shooting, which starts this autumn. Scheduling conflicts with Kevin Zegers, who was due to play Clyde, have required that role to be recast.
There had been controversy over Duff's casting from the beginning. A public battle broke out between Duff and original Bonnie actress Faye Dunaway when the Oscar-winning actress said of Hilary's casting: “Couldn't they at least cast a real actress?'
Duff hit back at the Hollywood legend saying: “I think that my fans that are going to go see the movie don't even know who she is.” Ouch!
Tweeting her gratitude for support from her fans, the actress wrote: “Thanks to everyone for the continued love and support throughout the years.”