First Look: Shia LaBeouf & Tom Hardy In 'Lawless,' Formerly Known As 'The Wettest County'

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by The Playlist
March 24, 2012 12:03 PM
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Just days after we revealed that John Hillcoat's upcoming prohibition drama "The Wettest County" had changed its name to "Lawless" (with Terrence Malick's blessing no less), Entertainment Weekly has given us what is essentially the first official look at the film (everything seen thus far has been set photos, albeit really good ones in some cases).

Featuring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy as two of the three main brothers in the film (the third is newcomer Jason Clarke), and set in depression-era Franklin County, Virginia,  the duo portray  moonshiners in a family-run bootlegging gang that is threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits (Hardy's character was evidently supposed to be skinny, but he was forced to bulk up because of his participation in "The Dark Knight Rises").

Starring Hardy, LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, plus up-and-comers Clarke and Dane DeHaan, "Lawless," is set for an August 31st release date and it'll likely premiere at the Venice Film Festival just a few days earlier when the Lido kicks off on August 29th.

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  • jingmei | March 25, 2012 2:06 AMReply

    Pourquoi pas premiere bit earlier @Cannes?

  • ken wantanbe | March 24, 2012 3:27 PMReply

    Look at dem luscious lips!!! Hardy hardy har har!

  • jingmei | March 25, 2012 2:05 AM

    You the Japanese dude from Inception?

  • JP | March 24, 2012 2:13 PMReply

    Great-looking film (will be watching only for Mia W.), but stupid generic title. What was wrong with "The Wettest County"? Sigh.

  • Sean | March 24, 2012 5:08 PM

    Out of all those amazing actors listed, you plan on watching the movie for small fry Mia? A little absurd.

  • KT | March 24, 2012 2:25 PM

    I concur about the title change but only watching for Mia? Bold statement considering Chastain, Hardy, Oldman, Pearce, DeHaan and yes, even LaBeouf.

  • lancel stigmeyer | March 24, 2012 1:45 PMReply

    newcomer jason clarke, he's been around a long time.he was on the showtime series brotherhood and he was in the johnny depp movie public enemies

  • Zack | March 24, 2012 2:11 PM

    Yeah, I have no idea where the hell they're getting "newcomer" from. Presumably they're using it to mean "Guy we didn't recognize and couldn't be bothered to Google".

  • Joe | March 24, 2012 1:28 PMReply

    What a cast. Should be interesting.

  • Christian | March 24, 2012 12:51 PMReply

    Can't. fucking. wait.

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