‘When the law was corrupt, outlaws became heroes.’Well, let’s say it this way: Lawless is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings in the chase for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.
In this epic gangster tale, adapted by Nick Cave from Matt Bondurant’s account of the era 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.
A new one-sheet for Lawless that has not been approved by the studio has been aired along with the movie’s new U.K. quad poster above, but I’ll try my luck — forbidden fruit is the sweetest. Shia LaBeouf as the youngest of the three brothers, Jack Bondurant, looking down sadly while holding a shotgun.
Prohibition-set drama also stars Tom Hardy as leader of the most powerful moonshining family in Franklin County, Forrest Bondurant, Jessica Chastain as his girlfriend Maggie, Jason Clarke as Howard Bondurant, Guy Pearce as Deputy Charley Rakes, Gary Oldman as Floyd Banner, a gangster, and Mia Wasikowska as the love interest of Jack, Bertha.
John Hillcoat‘s Lawless opens in theaters on September 7th, 2012.
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If you missed it last week then check out the new Lawless trailer.