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Olivia Wilde & Mark Duplass Have A 'Reawakening,' Hailee Steinfeld Joins Sam Worthington In 'For The Dogs'

  • By Kristen Lopez
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  • May 14, 2013 3:33 PM
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With the summer tentpoles already beginning to reach theaters, many actors are now nabbing jobs to secure themselves through the end of the year and into the next. Here's a rundown of the upcoming roles that have been inked in the last couple of days.

Watch: Annapurna Pictures Sizzle Reel Celebrates 'The Master,' 'Zero Dark Thirty,' 'Lawless' & More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • February 26, 2013 9:17 AM
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With the Oscars over, it looks like we are finally ready to stop talking about last year’s movies and keep our focus entirely on this year’s crop of films. Well, most of us are ready to do that. Annapurna Pictures has posted a nifty little sizzle reel on their site showcasing the collection of challenging adult dramas that they’ve released and/or have been involved with over the past year. This includes clips from "Lawless," "The Master," "Zero Dark Thirty," "Killing Them Softly," "Spring Breakers" (premiered in Venice last summer) and "The Grandmaster" (premiered in Berlin a few weeks ago), with the latter two set to be released theatrically this year. The reel is a must watch for fans of any or all of these films.

Mia Wasikowska Says Shia LaBeouf's Stories About His Scary, Drunken, Method Acting In 'Lawless' Are "All True"

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • February 19, 2013 9:37 AM
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That sound you hear? It's the price of Shia Lebeouf's production cast insurance slowly nudging upwards, as after his acid-dropping avenue for "The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman" led him to a better awareness of his character, his method antics while filming John Hillcoat's “Lawless” have been revealed as slightly more intense by his female co-star.

Interview: John Hillcoat Talks The Top 5 Influences For His Prohibition-Era Gangster Movie 'Lawless'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 28, 2012 11:00 AM
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This past summer, "Lawless," a gripping, based-on-a-true-story gangster movie from Australian director John Hillcoat, opened and closed without much fanfare, despite its uniformly excellent cast (included: Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Shia LeBeouf, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Gary Oldman) and the fact that it was a really terrific movie. Thankfully, if you missed it in the theaters, you have a second chance as "Lawless" debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and iTunes this week. To mark the occasion, we got to speak to Hillcoat about the top five films that influenced his thrilling film.

Exclusive: Matt Bondurant Talks 'The Wettest County' In New 'Lawless Featurette; Win 2 Prize Packs With DVD, Soundtrack & Novel

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 26, 2012 1:01 PM
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Before the John Hillcoat-directed movie, "Lawless," starring the awesome ensemble of Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska and Jason Clarke, there was the source material: Matt Bondurant's "The Wettest County in the World," a novel based on the true story of Bondurant’s grandfather and two granduncles -- a notorious gang of roughnecks and moonshiners who ran liquor through Franklin County, Virginia during Prohibition.

Exclusive: John Hillcoat Hoping To Make A Sci-Fi Film, Says ‘Triple Nine’ Aiming To Shoot Next Spring & More

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • November 21, 2012 10:03 AM
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Yesterday we got to talk with one of our favorite filmmakers, John Hillcoat, about his prohibition-era gangster movie "Lawless," out on Blu-ray and DVD next week (more on that soon). We couldn't help but ask the director, who was previously responsible for the aborigines-versus-colonizers western "The Prohibition" and the post-apocalyptic fable "The Road," what was next. He told us about us upcoming crime epic "Triple Nine," his proposed remake of Jean-Pierre Melville's "Le Circle Rouge," and how he wants to do a science-fiction movie set in the distant future.

Holly Hunter Latest Actor To Join, Probably Get Cut Out Of, Terrence Malick's Next Film

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • October 4, 2012 11:12 AM
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It took Terrence Malick twenty-five years to make his first three films -- "Badlands," "Days Of Heaven" and "The Thin Red Line." Which makes it all the more extraordinary to see the rate that the director's currently working at: last year's "The Tree Of Life" followed only fifteen months later by (the unfairly derided) "To The Wonder." But even before that film premiered at Venice last month, the reclusive auteur had already wrapped on another film, "Knight Of Cups," and was already underway on yet another, initially titled "Lawless," which will almost certainly have wrapped by the time "To The Wonder" hits U.S. theaters next year.

Weekend Box Office: 'The Possession' Ends Summer By Topping Quiet Labor Day Weekend

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • September 2, 2012 12:33 PM
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There are few things more certain than death, taxes, and cheap studio horror, as long as you market that last one right. Lionsgate engineered a solid campaign and, surprisingly, people were able to tell the difference between “The Apparition,” which registered piddling numbers in it’s debut outside the top ten last week, and “The Possession,” which became the last number one movie of the summer with over $17 million. This is also the sixth number one debut for a film out of Sam Raimi’s Ghost House shingle, all of them with budgets in the low teens, all of them assured a solid profit. Who needs “Spider-Man”?

In Theaters: 'Little Birds' Are Saying 'For A Good Time, Call' 'Lawless' And 'The Ambassador'

  • By Emma Bernstein
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  • August 31, 2012 6:24 PM
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Labor Day Weekend: the last hurrah of summer and white clothing. As you bask in the relief of the mini vacation it offers, sipping your final mint julep of the season, look back on a time when that cold cocktail would have been spiked with moonshine or, worse, virgin. While you lie out in the fading sunshine, appreciate the fact that you don’t live in a post-apocalyptic desert where genocidal maniacs reign supreme. Or you could just face the cold harshness of the approaching winter head on with the spate of child-victim horror flicks. Yikes. And now, the weekend showings, for all you working stiffs out there.

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

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 29, 2012 10:57 AM
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"It's not violence that sets men apart, it's the distance they're willing to go," Forrest Bondurant (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.

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