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True Blood star takes Duff's Bonnie

True Blood star Lindsay Pulsipher will replace Hilary Duff in The Story of Bonnie And Clyde, it has been announced.

Hilary, 23, was due to star in a new film about the criminal couple ,but had to drop out when it was revealed she and Canadian hockey player husband Mike Comrie are expecting their first child together.

Lindsay - who played Crystal Norris in True Blood and is currently filming the History Channel miniseries The Hatfields And McCoys opposite Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton - has now been given the role, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Director, producer and scriptwriter Tonya S Holly said: "We are thrilled to welcome Lindsay Pulsipher as Bonnie Parker in The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde.

"Lindsay will undoubtedly bring many layers to this critical role. This is a gripping story about two of the most legendary fugitives in history."

Faye Dunaway earned an Oscar nomination playing one half of the infamous bank robbing duo in 1967's Bonnie And Clyde.

Gossip Girl's Kevin Zegers has also had to bow out of the role of Clyde as scheduling conflicts meant he would not be able to film until January.

Tonya and co-producer Tom Rogers said last month: "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."

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