The story follows the aforementioned brothers who struggle to hang on to their lucrative moonshine business during the fading years of prohibition, with a sadistic special agent on their tail.
The film is directed by John Hillcoat (The Road) and also stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, and Mia Wasikowska.
Lawless is due out in theaters on August 29th, 2012.
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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 gangster 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.