The story told in the movie “Peggy Jo” really happened, although according to the information about this production, it will only be a loose basis for the script. The film is directed by Phillip Noyce, an Australian creator of such films as incl. “Rabbit Hunt”, “Salt” or “Emergency”. The screenplay is by actor Robert Knott, who previously wrote the Western “Appaloosa” starring Ed Harris, Jeremy Irons and Viggo Mortensen.
Lily James will play the role of Peggy Jo Tallas, a woman described as “Bonnie without Clyde” in the new film by Noyce. Inspired by her favorite movies like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and wanting to support her family financially, Peggy Jo started robbing banks in the guise of a man in the early 1990s. Her thieving alter ego, which soon became famous, was “Cowboy Bob”. Pursued by the FBI, she managed to find the love of her life. The Federal Bureau of Investigation has identified Peggy Jo as one of the most remarkable thieves of her generation. She always acted alone and was never armed.
“It’s a great, thrilling and thrilling story that will catch the attention of audiences around the world. It’s a story about wanting more than what life offers you. An escapist story with a heart that pays tribute to many of our favorite films from the years 70s and 80s of the last century “- assure the producers of the film.
“Peggy Jo” is one of several projects that will feature Lily James. The drama “Rebecca,” starring her, recently premiered. James also completed the shooting of “The Dig,” based on the true story, opposite Ralph Fiennes. She is currently working on the romantic comedy “What’s Love Got to Do with It?”, Where she will star opposite Emma Thompson and film the series “The Pursuit of Love” based on the novel by Nancy Mitford.