A new biopic is well under way that will take us into the life of an infamous Depression-era criminal. Risky Business Blog is reporting that Wayne Kramer has come aboard to direct Pretty Boy Floyd, a film based on the exploits of the notorious criminal.

Kramer will be directing from a script by Kevin Bernhardt for Myriad Pictures. Here's how Kramer described the project to the site.

"My approach is to 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," says Kramer. "At the heart of Pretty Boy Floyd is a great 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."

Floyd, who was born Charles Arthur Floyd, is no stranger to the silver screen. His life was the focus of the 1960 film Pretty Boy Floyd as well as the 1970 film A Bullet for Pretty Boy. Most recently, Channing Tatum portrayed the criminal in last year's Public Enemies.

No production schedule or casting news was reported as of yet, but we'll be sure to keep you posted on any further details on Pretty Boy Floyd as soon as we have more information.

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