That’s… that’s quite the title you have there. I couldn’t avoid making a sex pun if I wanted to. Which, obviously, I don’t, because have you met me?
Take a minute to giggle, then I’ll tell you what the movie’s about.
Go Down Together is based on Jeff Guinn‘s non-fiction book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde, the story of that infamous pair of bank robbers who tore a swath through the Southern US during the Depression. The most famous adaptation of their story is the 1967 movie with Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway, though the History Channel took a crack at it with their 2013 miniseries starring Emile Hirsch and Holliday Grainger. The Wrap notes that Go Down Together will be a “revisionist take” on the famous story, and judging the book’s official description the “revision” is that Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow will be presented in a way closer to how they actually were (ie not “particularly competent crooks”) over the more glamorous, Hollywoodized versions presented in previous adaptations.
Judging by Clarke and Hoult’s casting the producers appear to be ignoring the fact that the IRL Bonnie and Clyde were not movie star beautiful, but hey, we can’t ask for miracles.
The movie will be written by Sheldon Turner (Oscar-nominated for Up in the Air, not so much for X-Men: First Class) and David Auburn (Proof) and directed by Michael Sucsy (Grey Gardens—the not-documentary one). There’s no word on who’s responsible for keeping the title Go Down Together. I can’t help but wonder if whoever it was intentionally used a sex pun for the title, a la South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut—obviously on a literal level “go down together,” refers to Bonnie and Clyde’s ultimate fate, but that extra little bit of publicity from dirty-minded bloggers like myself can’t hurt—or if they genuinely thought “Hurr hurr hurr oral sex” wouldn’t be the first thing people think upon reading this title.
Or maybe that’s just me. Again: Dirty-minded blogger.
(via: The Wrap)