Chloë Grace Moretz and Jack O’Connell are attached to star in Kiké Maillo’s Bonnie and Clyde drama Love Is A Gun, which Endeavor Content is introducing to AFM buyers this week.

Marissa McMahon and Ashley Schlaifer of Kamala Films (A Private War) are producing the gritty love story about Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow alongside Sean and Bryan Furst (Daybreakers, The Matador) of Skybound Entertainment.

Production is scheduled to start in early 2019. CAA jointly represents the film in the US with the producers. Love Is A Gun is based on Sheldon Turner’s adaptation of Jeff Guinn’s book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story Of Bonnie And Clyde. Johnny Newman wrote revisions to the screenplay.

“We are excited to reintroduce the iconic story of Bonnie and Clyde,” said the producers. “Their story remains ubiquitous in popular culture across the globe, yet few in this generation know the details of their intimate love affair and the circumstances that led to their notorious crime spree that captured the imagination of the world in their time. Kike, Chloë and Jack are completely in sync about the character-driven approach we will be taking, and we feel lucky to have a creative team of this high caliber leading us forward.”

“Kiké Maillo brings a modern and edgy take on the universal story of star-crossed lovers, which is renowned around the world and Chloë and Jack’s casting bring an authenticity to this tragic love story,” said Alex Walton, executive vice-president of international film sales and distribution at Endeavor Content.