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

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by Edward Davis
May 18, 2012 1:49 PM
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Also, Get Ready Kids, Jessica Chastain Has A Nude Scene In The Film

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 drama "Lawless."

Set in depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, "Lawless" centers on a bootlegging gang of brothers who are threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits. Directed by John Hillcoat ("The Road"), the drama features an outstanding cast of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as the three main brothers plus Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce, Noah Taylor and up-and-comer Dane DeHaan (the "evil" kid in "Chronicle").

Boys who are infatuated with Chastain (much of The Playlist, it seems) should note: she gets nekkid in the film. "It will be totally embarrassing," she said to USA Today of her prominent nude scene. "I am going to be bright red. I'll have to cover my eyes during that scene." But do not expect her to be exploited in those moments. "I am a woman very much in control in that scene," she added. "I am not being objectified. So I was excited to shoot it. It puts the woman in a very powerful position."

From trailers and clips, Guy Pearce already looks like he's going to stand out in the villain role. "Lawless"' release date recently moved up a few days from August 31 to August 29th. The film screens on Saturday in Cannes, so make sure to watch for our review. [Posters via Fandango and HuffPo]

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5 Comments

  • Paul | May 18, 2012 4:15 PMReply

    I saw a pre-screening of this, and I think this route is sort of mis-representing what it's really like. The new cut could be more violent...who knows.

  • Huffy | May 18, 2012 2:28 PMReply

    Chastain seems like one of those actresses that just doesn't photo well. She's beautiful in motion but I've never seen a still photo of her that has made my jaw drop. Kind of like Anne Hathaway.

  • Dan | May 18, 2012 2:15 PMReply

    That poster of Shia is hilarious. Really looking forward to this though

  • bunty | May 18, 2012 3:06 PM

    Yeah, he's the one actor that audiences will need convincing of as a tough guy, and they make him adopt the most ridiculous pose of all of them.

  • bunty | May 18, 2012 2:02 PMReply

    They're definitely going for the broad appeal with this one. Makes sense - entice an audience first and worry about awards campaigns later. But the Shia poster does look a bit like a GQ shoot.

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