John Hillcoat’s latest movie, The Wettest County in the World has somewhat of a dream cast attached which includes the likes of Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, and Jessica Chastain.
SlashFilm give us more information on the movie which was apparently scheduled to start shooting last year then died, but as this image of Shia La Beouf and possible co-stars proves, the movie is alive and well and is current filming as I type.
Plot: In 1928, a pair of thieves accost Bondurant’s real life great-uncle Forrest at his Franklin County, Va., restaurant. They’re after a large cache of bootlegging money and end up cutting Forrest’s throat. The story of his survival and his trek to a hospital 12 miles away has taken on mythical proportions by the time Sherwood Anderson arrives in Franklin County in 1934 to research a magazine piece on the area’s prolific moonshiners. Soon after Anderson’s arrival, two anonymous men appear at the same hospital, one with legs meticulously shattered from ankle to hip, the other one castrated, with the by-products of the deed deposited in a jar of moonshine. The arc of the story lies between the attack on Forrest and that on the two men.
This first image comes from Shiantology, a site dedicated to all thing La Beouf!