Date: 7th July 2001

Byrne To Play Pretty Boy Floyd

Heart-throb Irish actor GABRIEL BYRNE is to team up with FRIENDS star MATT LEBLANC for a new big budget gangster movie.

The pair will star in PRETTY BOY FLOYD, the story of the flamboyant American criminal of the 1920s and 1930s.

Byrne will play the bank robber and killer, with Le Blanc the police chief who finally catches up with him. Screen stunner CLAIRE DANES is tipped for the part of Floyd's highschool sweetheart.

A black and white version of Pretty Boy Floyd was made in 1960. (RXT/IST/MCM)

Source: WENN