Goodness knows that, after 2010's heavily lackluster yet critically lauded True Grit, we desperately need a good western. And that's just what director John Hillcoat (notably of The Road) hopes to do with Lawless.
The Depression-Era flick unites a high caliber cast--including Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy (fresh off of battling it out in The Dark Knight Rises) --with Shia Lebeouf. But we're going to try to keep an open mind about that last formidable name drop because the trailer actually looks pretty great. It does its job by making you want to see this movie. Like, right now.
Here's a synopsis from the Weinstein Company:
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 outlaw 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.
As per recent reports, LaBeouf is really trying to stay away from the
Check out the trailer:
Lawless hits theaters August 29th.