As the summer blockbuster season begins to come to a (disappointing) close, it is now time to get down to the serious, quality films as opposed to the usual crowd pleasing, no brainer popcorn flicks of the summer (Dark Knight Rises excluded). And so the normally quiet month of September kicks off in style with a superb looking gangster thriller based on real events, Lawless.
The cast alone is a good enough reason to pay for your cinema ticket, and those who enjoy authentic gangster films should love this. If you need further convincing after the superb trailers we have already posted on here, then check out the latest red band trailer which arrived earlier today. If that is not enough, we also have a few clips to share with you as well, all at the bottom of this post.
John Hillcoat directs from a screenplay written by Nick Cave, itself based on the novel written by Matt Bondurant. The terrific cast includes Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldmam, Shia LeBeouf, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Dane Dehaan and Noah Taylor.
Lawless arrives in UK cinemas 7th September.
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