The Weinstein Company has debuted the first trailer for Lawless, John Hillcoat’s adaptation of the novel The Wettest County in the World. Featuring an incredible cast that includes Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman, the film is set in Prohibition-era Virginia where the Bondurant brothers run a bootlegging gang but have to contend with the local authorities wanting a cut of their profits.
A ridiculously slimy Guy Pearce looks like he is having the time of his life while we get a glimpse of Gary Oldman putting a Tommy gun to good use. And let’s not forget to mention the ever so lovely Jessica Chastain is looking great as always. Add the fact that I enjoyed what Hillcoat did with his previous film The Road and needless to say, my anticipation for this movie instantly shot through the roof.
Watch the trailer below or click over to Apple to watch in HD. Lawless hits theaters nationwide on August 31st.
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 gangster 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.