Two new clips have made their way online for director John Hillcoat’s superb looking gangster epic, Lawless. Hillcoat is the expert director who gave us such classics as The Proposition and The Road, and with Lawless he has assembled a phenomenal cast to tell an epic tale of violence and thuggery based in Depression-era Virginia.
John Hillcoat directs from a screenplay written by Nick Cave, which is based on the novel by Matt Bondurant. The terrific cast includes Tom Hardy, Shia LeBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHann and Noah Taylor. The recently revealed clips prominently feature Tom Hardy in yet another intense and frightening role, and you’ll be lucky if you spot Guy Pearce in the second clip! I have also included the recently released trailer for your viewing pleasure!
Lawless is based on the book “The Wettest County in the World” by Matt Bondurant, writing about his grandfather and two granduncles, following the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush. The youngest brother, Jack (Shia LaBeouf), fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost.
By Matt Wavish