Interesting Red Band trailer for John Hillcoat’s “Lawless”, in that it’s, well, surprisingly very tame. There’s not a whole lot here that would even qualify as Red Band, unless you count a couple of T&A shots and a little bloodletting. Makes you wonder, though, is this the full extent of the blood and violence of “Lawless”? If so, that would be very surprising given the material Hillcoat is working with. I mean, we’re talking about bootleggers, Tommy Guns, and outlaws here, after all. In any case, judge for yourself with this Shia LaBeouf-centric new look at “Lawless”.
LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, 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.
The film also stars Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Dane Dehaan, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, Lew Temple, and bootlegs it into theaters August 31, 2012.
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