Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' First Official Look: Jared Leto As The Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Joss Whedon Says He Earned More Making 'Dr. Horrible' Than 'The Avengers,' Weighs In On Marvel Vs. DC Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Tom Hardy Met Mel Gibson And Made Him A Bracelet, Says Michael Fassbender Was "The Sh*t" In School Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Native Actors Walk Off Set Of Adam Sandler's 'Ridiculous 6' Over Disrespectful, Insulting Script Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Watch: Johnny Depp Rages As Whitey Bulger In First Trailer For Gangster Tale 'Black Mass' Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' And More Added To Cannes Film Festival Lineup First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' First Look: Johnny Depp Goes Gangster In As Whitey Bulger In 'Black Mass' Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Watch: Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Michael Fassbender And More Talk The Art Of Acting Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Review: Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Starring Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson & More Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Watch: Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, Christopher Nolan, And More Talk The Art Of Filmmaking Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Christopher Nolan's Favorite Sequence From His Movies Is The Airplane Kidnapping Scene From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking Joss Whedon Calls Edgar Wright's 'Ant-Man' "The Best Script Marvel Ever Had," Warns Of Serialized Moviemaking The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 The 41 Most Anticipated Movies Of Summer 2015 Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Watch: First Teaser For 'Star Wars: Rogue One,' Plot Details Confirmed Martin Scorsese's List Of 85 Must-See Films Martin Scorsese's List Of 85 Must-See Films The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 Best Of 2014: The 15 Best Movie Soundtracks Of 2014 The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki From Worst To Best: Ranking The Films Of Hayao Miyazaki

So Has 'The Wettest County' Changed Its Title To 'Lawless'?

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist March 8, 2012 at 4:38PM

How to make god laugh? Make a plan, goes the old adage. Often times a plan is put in place, but then one piece falls out of the puzzle and you have chaos. To wit: yesterday, a user on our site posted a comment that said The Weinstein Company’s prohibition drama the “Wettest County” -- directed by John Hillcoat and starring a stellar cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska -- had changed its title to “Lawless.” And as we know, the author of the book recently revealed on Twitter that the title was indeed changing.
14
The Wettest County

How to make god laugh? Make a plan, goes the old adage. Often times a plan is put in place, but then one piece falls out of the puzzle and you have chaos. To wit: yesterday, a user on our site posted a comment that said The Weinstein Company’s prohibition drama the “Wettest County” -- directed by John Hillcoat and starring a stellar cast that includes Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska -- had changed its title to “Lawless.” And as we know, the author of the book recently revealed on Twitter that the title was indeed changing.

To the internets! The first Google result that comes up is the unofficial “Wettest County” twitter account that had posted yesterday that the film has changed its title to “Lawless” (if we had a screencap, we’d show you). Five minutes later we emailed TWC for official confirmation. Crickets. ...And the next thing you know, the tweet had been deleted by the “Wettest County” unofficial account (though remnants of that conversation still exist).

Coincidence? Honestly, we don’t think so. Yes, 2 + 2 = 5 “journalism” does suck, but we think the studio's keeping mum (and likely asking for the tweet to come down) for a good reason.

The potential wrinkle? “Lawless” is also the title of Terrence Malick’s upcoming film starring Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale and Natalie Portman, you know, the new Malick film that centers on sexual obsession and betrayal. And FilmNation is a producer on both films. We would assume Harvey Weinstein doesn’t really care though and with “Law...” errr... “Wettest County” coming out on August 31st (with a Venice bow to likely coincide), we’d assume “The Punisher” will do everything he can to ensure his movie catches the most audience flies possible (as it will likely roll out in limited release and grow from there). And if that includes a title change that steps on others' toes, well, it wouldn’t be the first time. To be continued....

This article is related to: The Wettest County, The Weinstein Company, John Hillcoat


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates