Faris will play Clyde Barrow in The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde opposite True Blood’s Lindsay Pulsipher in the role of Bonnie Parker.

According to the producers the film will uncover little-known aspects of the lives of Bonnie and Clyde, the much romanticised outlaws who tore through Depression Era America in a whirlwind of robberies.

Tonya S Holly of Alabama-based Cypress Moon will direct the film, which is set to shoot in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and possibly Missouri. Holly is also producing alongside Thomas Rogers III.

Faris is currently filming Pawn opposite Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta, Stephen Lang and Nikki Reed.

“I am very excited that Sean is going to be playing the role of Clyde Barrow,” Holly said. “I believe that he will bring a unique approach to this very complex character.”