Tapping Cyrus for the female lead in the series would be part of a growing push to include big names in scripted series on A&E Networks, CNN reported Friday.
Kevin Costner won an Emmy last week for his role in the History miniseries "Hatfield & McCoys," while Lifetime is scheduled to premiere its Elizabeth Taylor biopic "Liz & Dick" starring Lindsay Lohan this fall.
The "Bonnie & Clyde" project is being produced by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, CNN said.
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