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Cannes: Shia Labeouf Talks The "Messy, Dirty, Realistic" Violence Of 'Lawless' & John Hillcoat Explains How Guy Pearce Scared Nick Cave's Kids

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 25, 2012 2:24 PM
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For fans of Australian helmer John Hillcoat, it’s been a long wait since his last film, the adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's novel “The Road” in 2009. However, it looks like patience has paid off with his latest film, “Lawless,” which tells the tale of the Depression-era Bondurant brothers whose successful bootlegging operation in Franklin County, Virginia is soon threatened by authorities who are looking to cut their profits. Based on the novel “The Wettest County In the World” (which the film was originally titled), written by Matt Bondurant—grandson of one of the main characters in the novel—"Lawless," penned by famed musician and screenwriter Nick Cave, had its world premiere at Cannes last weekend. The film was received with a significant amount of praise, with our own writer saying “as far as top-tier storytelling goes, it doesn't get much better than this.”

James McAvoy Replaces Joel Edgerton In Two-Part 'The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby,' Opposite Jessica Chastain

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 22, 2012 11:00 AM
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It was in February we told you that Joel Edgerton and Jessica Chastain would be collaborating outside of their roles in Kathryn Bigelow’s upcoming thriller “Zero Dark Thirty” for the inter-connected double bill of “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, His” and “The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Hers.” Now it looks as if one of those thespians may have had too much on their schedule at once (and surprisingly it wasn’t Chastain, although the actress did turn down "Iron Man 3" due to her commitment to this project).

Cannes Review: The Bondurant Boys Deal Moonshine & Violence In John Hillcoat's Lively 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 19, 2012 6:10 AM
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"It's not violence that sets men apart, it's the distance they're willing to go," Forrest Bonduarant (Tom Hardy) tells his youngest brother Jack (Shia LaBeouf) in "Lawless." And with a set of brass knuckles in his pocket and a pistol in his waistband, he knows what he's talking about. That theme is one that has carried John Hillcoat through his last two pictures "The Proposition" and "The Road," and once again he explores men and their relationship with violence in "Lawless," a picture that while highly entertaining, doesn't quite match the heights of his previous efforts.

'Lawless' Character Posters Feature A Sexy (& Eventually Naked) Jessica Chastain, Plus New Shia LaBeouf Image

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 18, 2012 1:49 PM
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Character posters. They're apparently not just for super hero films and tentpoles anymore. The Weinstein Company are getting in on the action and have delivered character posters for most of the cast of the upcoming prohibition-set drama "Lawless."

Jessica Chastain, Mila Kunis, Olivia Wilde & More To Feature In James Franco-Led Anthology Films Based On Poets C.K. Williams & Stephen Dobyns

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 15, 2012 9:23 AM
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Already the out-and-out definition of a entertainment multi-hyphenate, poetry is something that also evidently flows in James Franco's blood, and is a world he loves to delve into for his film projects. Franco has made several shorts based on poems, including works by Anthony Hecht ("The Feast Of Stephen"), Spencer Reece ("The Clerk's Tale") and Frank Bidart ("Herbert White") before playing Hart Crane in "The Broken Tower" and Allen Ginsberg in "Howl." And it doesn't end there either.

Jessica Chastain Passes On 'Iron Man 3'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 4:23 PM
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Just when it seemed our fave redhead Jessica Chastain was making a play for a big franchise movie, it looks like her ever busy schedule is keeping her out. That's right -- Jessica Chastain has turned down a movie.

New Photos Of Tom Hardy & Jessica Chastain In 'Lawless' And Keira Knightley In 'Anna Karenina'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 1:35 PM
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While "The Avengers" officially kicked off the summer movie season to the tune of $200 million dollars this weekend, Christmas for arthouse fans is just around the corner with the Cannes Film Festival. Granted, it's one of the more mainstream movies hitting the fest, but anticipation is running high for John Hillcoat's "Lawless." And one movie that wasn't ready in time, but that is also being eyed is Joe Wright's "Anna Karenina" and for both, some new pics have arrived to stoke the flames of ancipiation.

New Images Of Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska & Shia LaBeouf In 'Lawless'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 26, 2012 8:38 AM
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After a very long wait, we finally got the trailer for John Hillcoat's "Lawless" a couple of days ago, and while it was a bit more conventional that we were expecting, it should be remembered that trailers for Hillcoat's films have never done them justice in the slightest, and with the cast he's got lined up here, there's a strong reason why this remains very high on our Must See List for 2012.

Watch: The Bondurant Boys Are Indestructible In The Trailer For John Hillcoat's 'Lawless' Starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 24, 2012 6:39 PM
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The anticipation for John Hillcoat's "Lawless" -- formerly known as "The Wettest County In The World" and then just "The Wettest County" -- has been nearly unbearable. Going through a few release date shifts, and the aforementioned title change, fans eager for the film got a great boost of good news when it was announced last week that the film landed a coveted In Competition slot at the Cannes Film Festival. What at first seemed like The Weinstein Company moving around and tinkering with a movie they didn't know what to do with, instead looks like the studio positioning the film for the best rollout possible.

What? Jessica Chastain In Talks For 'Iron Man 3'

  • By The Playlist
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  • April 23, 2012 8:23 PM
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Huh, of all people we would have never have guessed. "The Tree Of Life" star and The Playlist's Woman of 2011, Jessica Chastain is apparently is back in talks to star opposite Robert Downey Jr. in Marvel Studios' upcoming super hero flick "Iron Man 3."

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