Hillary Duff pockets $100,000 for not appearing in the new Bonnie and Clyde film

It looks like starlet Hilary Duff just can’t lose, after becoming pregnant it has emerged that Hillary, 23, has secured herself a payout of $100,000, not for acting or promotion work, but instead she cornered the 100 grand as a sort of thank you for not appearing in the latest remake of the classic Bonnie and Clyde.

Apparently her contract stated that if the Bonnie and Clyde producers decided that they did not want the star to go ahead with the movie she would be paid substantial compensation. So once it was discovered that Hillary was pregnant executives decided that they simply could not go ahead with her in the cast of the film about two of the most famous outlaws of the American depression era.

It does also seem that the cash has not helped to ease the pain very much for Miss Duff as she is said to be pretty depressed about losing out on a chance to star in the remake of the classic Warren Beatty film from 1967.

She has said she does not want to make any further comments about the film, especially the fact that she was attacked by Faye Dunaway who starred in the original when her name was first linked to the project.

The studio is now considering other options, having already been rejected by Amanda Seyfried, the star of Mamma Mia! who did not want to get involved in a remake of what many consider to be a Hollywood classic.