Gotta admit, coming from John Hillcoat, the man behind “The Road” and “The Proposition”, I was expecting a darker, grittier, and downright more depressing film than what we appears to be getting with “Lawless”, formerly “The Wettest County in the World”. The film’s certainly got a ridiculously A-list cast, including Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, and Gary Oldman, just to name three. Check out the first gun-happy trailer for “Lawless” below.
The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County In The World,” the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.
Also starring Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Dane Dehaan, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, and Lew Temple.
Dodge the law August 31, 2012.