Check out the trailer Netflix has released for The Highwaymen, an upcoming film that finds Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson playing the men that brought down notorious criminal couple Bonnie and Clyde in 1934.
Costner and Harrelson star as Frank Hamer and Maney Gault, respectively, two Texas Rangers that decide to come out of retirement to catch the infamous outlaws Bonnie & Clyde. The pair of criminals are believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians in their spree.
It’s a decently put together trailer, showcasing two solid leads and a straightforward approach to the story. That being said, it remains to be seen if there’s going to be much of interest to tackle from this side of the Bonnie and Clyde case. Directing is John Lee Hancock, who isn’t exactly known for subtlety with the likes of The Blind Side and The Founder, two films that just didn’t work for this writer. Still, looks solid; fingers crossed.
The Highwaymen, also starring Kathy Bates, John Carroll Lynch, Kim Dickens, and Thomas Mann, will have a US theatrical run from March 15 before hitting Netflix on March 29.
Netflix’s synopsis for The Highwaymen:
The outlaws made headlines. The lawmen made history. From director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side), THE HIGHWAYMEN follows the untold true story of the legendary detectives who brought down Bonnie and Clyde. When the full force of the FBI and the latest forensic technology aren’t enough to capture the nation’s most notorious criminals, two former Texas Rangers (Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson) must rely on their gut instincts and old school skills to get the job done.