10 April 2013 11:49 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Director John Lee Hancock (The Blind Side, The Alamo) has long been circling the director’s chair on the drama Highwaymen, and now it looks like the project is finally coming together. Hancock has signed on to helm the pic, which centers on the manhunt for infamous bank robbers Bonnie & Clyde during the Great Depression.  The protagonist of the story is Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, a lawman with quite the reputation (he survived 100 gunfights and killed 53 people) who was coaxed into putting together a team of Rangers to finally take down Bonnie & Clyde following an embarrassing Texas prison break headed up by Clyde Barrow. Hit the jump for more on the project, including which actors Hancock is eyeing to lead the film. Deadline reports that Liam Neeson and Woody Harrelson are being courted to star in the pic, though it's unknown which actor would play Hamer.  John Fusco (Young Guns II, »

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