Don’t let the upbeat first few seconds of this new “Lawless” trailer fool ya. This is still a movie from John Hillcoat, and as the rest of the trailer will attest, it is sure to be one violent, ugly, and at times, incredibly mean-spirited joint. This is, after all, from the man who gave us “The Proposal” and “The Road”. Except I don’t see a desperate father caring for his son in “Lawless”, just a bunch of really bad hombres with guns. The film doesn’t open until next month, so until then, please to drown in the violence of this second trailer for “Lawless”.
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.
The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Dane Dehaan, Mia Wasikowska, Noah Taylor, and Lew Temple.
Drinkin’ it up August 31, 2012.
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