Director John Hillcoat's (The Road) new period crime movie, Lawless, is steeped in outlaw American history. The screenplay — written by Nick Cave (The Proposition), who also scored the movie — is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, which he wrote after researching his own family's background as bootleggers in rural Virginia during the Great Depression. But, even though the bootlegging Bondurant brothers — Jack (Shia LaBeouf), Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — and their defiance of Prohibition are the subject of the movie, Guy Pearce gives such a commanding performance in the new trailer that Lawless should almost be about Charles Rakes, Chicago law dog. watch the new trailer >> Posted 07.07.12 by BrentJS
Several new still images from director John Hillcoat's (The Road) upcoming movie, Lawless, appeared in the most recent issue of Empire and they have now been made available for viewing online. The images primarily feature Shia LaBeouf as Jack Bondurant — one-third of a trio of real-life bootlegging brothers who defied Prohibition in rural Virginia during the Great Depression — but we also get a fresh look at Tom Hardy as Jack's brother, Forrest, Mia Wasikowska as Jack's love interest, Bertha Minnix, and Academy Award-winner Gary Oldman as the gangster Floyd Banner. see the new images >> Posted 07.02.12 by BrentJS
This summer will see Tom Hardy play two tough, no-nonsense characters: as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, and as Forrest Bondurant in director John Hillcoat's gritty period piece, Lawless, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. While Hardy's role as the Gotham-terrorizing Bane has received most of the attention in the lead up to the summer months, it's the British actor's role in Lawless that — albeit quietly — looks to be just as intense (as an added bonus, audiences will also be able to see Hardy's facial expressions).
Based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World, Lawless focuses on three brothers — Forrest (Hardy), Jack (Shia LaBeouf) and Howard (Jason Clarke) — whose bootlegging business is threatened by various forces in Prohibition-era Virginia. Two new preview clips highlight the troubles that face the Bondurants, with the first finding Hardy quite unhappy with the intimidation techniques of Chicago lawman Charles Rakes (Guy Pearce). watch the clips >> Posted 05.23.12 by Ryan
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. see the posters >> Posted 05.20.12 by BrentJS
Who's up for a little moonshine?
Today, we're treated to our first look at Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy as bootlegging brothers in the first trailer for Lawless. Directed by John Hillcoat, the movie is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World and tells the story of infamous Bondurant Brothers who made a run for the American Dream selling moonshine in Prohibition-era Virginia.
Hardy plays Forrest Bondurant and LaBeouf plays brother Jack. Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska also star. The movie, which doesn't hit theaters until Aug. 31, makes its debut at this summer's Cannes Film Festival. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.25.12 by Chris