The Weinstein Company has unveiled the trailer for "Lawless," starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska. Check it out below.
Plot: The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers (LaBeouf, Hardy, Clarke): 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 new movie is directed by John Hillcoat (The Road) and is set to premiere at Cannes Film Festival next month. It will then hit theater on August 31st.
This looks very promising. I'm glad Guy Pearce is getting the recognition he deserves, he truly is an exceptional actor. Although, I heard Lockout was pure sh*te. I'll still see it when it hits VOD because I hear he's still the f*ckin man in it.
Damn it , f*** it !! For one thing , shia ladouche is in this and if that wasn't enough i'm getting a feeeling Tom hardy's character dies.. SH*T !!! Why couldn't they just sideline shia and focus the film on Hardy in the lead with supporting cast of Pearce and Oldman < quality actors working together is unbelievable so there's a plus.
Count me as one of the very few that didn’t have a problem with Shia in Crystal Skull (or the movie as a whole, for that matter; I enjoyed it), so back when people were hating on him for swinging with monkeys and whatnot, I thought I’d reserve judgment for other films he’d make down the road, though I never bothered with the Transformers stuff.
But then his off-screen antics really started panting the guy out as a total douche: bad mouthing Indy 4 just to pander to the angry nerds, talking sh*t about how he could take Hardy in a fight and then following it up by starting fights on Youtube only to get his ass kicked, by a pathetic fat shirtless guy, no less. He just seemed like an idiot who needed to keep his mouth shut and start taking on some better roles. Therefore, this looks like he’s headed in the right direction.
Still not sure how good of a thespian he actually is, but maybe this film will help evolve his screen persona into something a bit less ‘young-Hollywood-hotshot-*sshole-prick ‘. These prohibition gangster flicks are always fun, at the very least, even when they aren’t particularly great or well told stories.
I just like seeing good ol’ boys up to no good, driving their jalopies around in the sticks, drinking, brawling, whoring and shooting motherf*ckers. God bless America.
Good trailer, looks like a toss between ROAD TO PERDITION & MOBSTERS...
All the cast is looking like they're bringing their A game. Hope you can hang with the big boys Shia...let's see if "your bark is as big as your bite". No f*cking HOLES, EVEN STEVENS, TRANSFORMERS Whiz! Bang! kiddie acting is gonna work here...your dealing with the best of best in character acting.
BTW, is it me or is G Pearce is gonna be our generation's Gary Oldman? Those two f*ckers are chameleons!!
Not sure if this is the sort of film I'd pay to watch in the cinema but It's definitely a DVD buy for me. Oldman and Pierce combination is something I've wanted to see in a while and having Tom Hardy on the cast list never hurts either. Looks like we got ourselves a barn dance!
that cast alone makes it worth a watch! even Shia doesnt seem to suck as much as usual here!
minkowskiwrites: on April 25th, 2012 at 12:39:26 PM
Looks ok, the pumping music and pace of the trailer makes it look more like a Bad Boy prequel than a There Will Be Blood period piece, and guy Pearce's accent sucks, so there's that, but it can't be any worse than Public Enemies, though I wish they'd either trailer the film as it is, rather than sex it up as some sort of action film. Does the actual history a great disservice imo.
the supporting cast and tom hardy make up for the obnoxious lead, who actually looks to be playing a slightly different character than his normal shtick. WIth a good director and great supporting cast I'll watch this.