John Hillcoat’s Lawless took to Cannes earlier this year, and came away with brilliant reviews – you can read our own here. Ever since, the anticipation surrounding the film has been even higher, helped nicely by an excellent campaign promoting it in the past few months.
We got a great new look at the main players in the film this week with a host of new hi-res images, and now a new TV spot has debuted over at Fandango, giving us thirty seconds of crime-drama/action goodness.
“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.”
Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf lead an all-star cast, with Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, and Dane DeHaan completing the support nicely.
Hillcoat is directing from a script by Nick Cave, who has adapted the original novel by Matt Bondurant, The Wettest County in the World, which was initially to be the film’s title.
Lawless will be released by The Weinstein Company in the US at the end of the month on 29th August, and will then be released here in the UK on 7th September. Smart money says this is going to be one of the best films of the year, so be sure to catch it the first chance you get in a few weeks’ time.