Movie scenes to be filmed in Maplesville this April

Published 2:49 pm Monday, January 9, 2012

Maplesville is expecting a special group of visitors this April.

The town will host the actors, actresses and production crew of an upcoming feature film from Cypress Moon Studios called “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde.”

Tonya S. Holly, writer, producer, director and owner of Cypress Moon Productions, marked Maplesville as a possible place to film scenes for the movie before she had even finished penning the script.

“My first feature film as a director was shot in Selma, and I took notice of Maplesville then for my next feature,” Holly said. “We’re definitely coming your way.”

Holly said the crew plans to begin shooting in Selma and surrounding areas, including Maplesville, the second week of April.

“We start shooting in Louisiana first, then Mississippi, then we’ll move over to Alabama,” Holly said, adding Missouri to the group.

Maplesville’s train depot, several downtown buildings and a church are on the list of potential venues for filming, she said.

“We have about 12 other projects, so we’re hoping it’s going to turn into more than just these (places) for the area,” Holly said. “We’re excited.”

Cypress Moon Studios has signed Sean Faris (“Pawn”) to play Clyde Barrow and Lindsay Pulsipher (“True Blood”) to play Bonnie Parker.

According to a Cypress Moon Studios press release, “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde” is a new adaptation of the classic love story about notorious fugitives.

Set in the Depression era of the 1930s, the film follows the lives of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, uncovering many aspects of their lives that have never before appeared on the big screen, the press release said.

Holly will produce the film with Thomas Rogers III.