Not to be confused with Terrence Malick’s film of the same name, a new trailer has been released by Yahoo! Movies for John Hillcoat’s (The Proposition, The Road) latest film, Lawless. Previously titled The Wettest County in the World, the film is based on a Matt Bondurant novel of the same name with a screenplay by writer/musician Nick Cave.
Set in Depression Era Virginia, the film follows a bootlegging gang threatened when the authorities want to cut off their profits. This definitely has a southern Boardwalk Empire vibe to it. The film’s amazing cast includes Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska.
Lawless hits US cinemas on 31 August 2012, and is released in Australia on 5 September 2012 from Roadshow Films.