New Character Posters for Lawless Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Gary Oldman
05.20.12 by BJSprecher
The Weinstein Company has released a series of stylish character posters for director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period bootlegging movie, Lawless, to help get you acquainted with the movie's gangsters, their dames, and the cop who pursues them.
Written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also provided the music for the movie, Lawless is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which chronicled the story of his grandfather and granduncles, bootleggers in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. The story revolves around three brothers — Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — who defy Prohibition in their quest for the American Dream. The cast includes Gary Oldman as the gangster Floyd Banner; Mia Wasikowska as Bertha Minnix, a preacher's daughter who Jack desperately tries to impress; Jessica Chastain as Maggie, a woman with a mysterious past who puts a spell on Forrest; and Guy Pearce as Charles Rakes, the lawman determined to bring the brothers to justice.