South African helmer Wayne Kramer (“The Cooler,” “Running Scared”) has signed on to direct the period gangster movie “Pretty Boy Floyd” for Myriad Pictures reports Risky Biz Blog.
The story is based on the life of Charles Arthur ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd, a real-life bank robber in the Midwest in the 20’s and 30’s. Channing Tatum made a brief cameo as the character in the early scenes of Michael Mann’s “Public Enemies”.
Kramer claims his approach will “bring 21st century style and energy to Kevin Bernhardt’s meticulously researched screenplay without sacrificing the verisimilitude of the period or over-sensationalizing the characters themselves.”
He also says the heart of the film is “a love story about an outlaw on the run who can’t stay away from the woman he loves, no matter how destructive the relationship is for both of them — which ultimately leads to his demise.”