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'Modern Family' Star Sarah Hyland Joins Criminal Gang on 'Bonnie and Clyde'

March 19, 2013 (8:02 am) GMT
The Haley Dunphy of the ABC sitcom signs up to play Blanche Barrow, the wife of Clyde's brother Buck who's also part of the Barrow Gang, on the Lifetime/History miniseries.
Sarah Hyland

will channel her bad side for her next TV project. The 22-year-old actress lands a role on "" miniseries, which will air on two AETN networks, History Channel and Lifetime.

The Haley Dunphy depicter on ABC's "" will portray Blanche Barrow, the wife of Clyde's brother Buck and the famed outlaw's partner in crime in the Barrow Gang. Lane Garrison has been earlier cast as Buck.

"Bonnie & Clyde" will also star Oscar winner as Frank Hamer, a Texas Ranger known for his involvement in tracking and killing the 1930s outlaws, and Academy Award-winning actress as Emma Parker, Bonnie's mother. Austin Hebert is additionally cast as Ted Hinton, the youngest member of Frank Hamer's posse.

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who have worked together for "" and "" movie remake, will executive produce the miniseries. Written by John Rice and Joe Batteer, the upcoming "Bonnie & Clyde" miniseries is based on the true story of bank robbing couple Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The show hasn't cast the titular characters, though was once rumored to tackle the lead female role.

Hyland will be seen in another Lifetime project, an original movie titled "". She joins , and in the sequel to 's breast cancer anthology "".

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