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John Hillcoat Talks Sticking With Shia LaBeouf For 'Lawless,' How Tom Hardy Embraced His Feminine Side & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 28, 2012 10:59 AM
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When the movies and television have portrayed prohibition, it is generally cast through the prism of slick city gangsters, with highly organized operations that rule with brutal efficiency. Should any bumps arise along the way, or cogs in the machine slow down the river of money or booze, lethal and non-refundable means are employed to keep things running as they should. However, in John Hillcoat's "Lawless," the very decision to act violently, to put your life in danger with the possibility that you can end someone else's, is not taken lightly. "It's not the violence that sets men apart, it is the distance he is prepared to go," Forrest Bondurant advises his younger upstart brother Jack.

Bootleg One Final Trunk Of New Images From Lawless, Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf & Jessica Chastain

  • By Edward Davis
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  • August 24, 2012 6:11 PM
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If you're one of the many who are greatly anticipating John Hillcoat's prohibition-era bootlegging drama "Lawless," perhaps viewing it as the last great possible film of the summer, well, your patient wait is down to four days now. At this point you likely already know that the cast is superb and features a bevy of veterans and up-and-comers, like Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke and Dane DeHaan.

Watch: Red Band Trailer For 'Lawless' Plus 3 Clips From The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 21, 2012 6:48 PM
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Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clark are the Bondurant boys in the upcoming "Lawless." And as the trio sling moonshine as prohibition winds to a close, shifting tides of power put their operation and very lives at risk in John Hillcoat's both beautiful and brutal new film where blood and alcohol flow freely.

James Franco Directing Art Project About James Franco & Lindsay Lohan; 'As I Lay Dying' Starts Casting

  • By Ryan Gowland
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  • August 17, 2012 9:00 AM
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Who are you, James Franco? In his never-ending quest to defy convention, Franco recently picked up a role in actioner "Homefront," written by Sylvester Stallone and starring Jason Statham, returned to TV for four episodes of "Hollywood Heights," and will cameo later this year in "Lovelace" as Hugh Hefner, as well as appear in the seemingly-shot-in-a-weekend thriller "The Letter." With starring roles in Sam Raimi's "Oz: The Great and Powerful" and Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" set for 2013, what's next for Franco? How about teaming up with Lindsay Lohan (sort of) for a film about themselves while also directing an adaptation of William Faulkner's "As I Lay Dying?"

Shia LaBeouf Done With Studio Films? Actor Regrets Comments About 'Indy 4,' Says He's 'Terrified' About Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 16, 2012 12:00 PM
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While it's been a while since we really warmed to him on screen, kudos are certainly due to Shia LaBeouf for giving his career a new lease of life of late. The 26-year-old actor started off in the Disney Channel world before graduating to blockbuster sidekick in films like "Constantine" and "I Robot," and has spent much of the last half-decade going from blockbuster to blockbuster, most notably in the 'Transformers' series and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." But John Hillcoat's "Lawless," which opens in a few weeks, seems to signal a serious sea change in the actor's career.

Get 'Lawless' With New TV Spot, Making Of Featurette & Bad Girls Infographic

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 10, 2012 4:42 PM
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With "The Bourne Legacy" and "The Campaign" arriving this weekend, the summer movie season is winding down to a close, but August will cap off with one big hurrah, when John Hillcoat's "Lawless" rolls into theaters. The rootin', tootin' bootleggin' drama is bringing a helluva cast (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke and more) and story to the big screen, and The Weinstein Company want to make sure there are asses in the seats.
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A Crate Full Of New Photos From John Hillcoat's Bootlegging Drama 'Lawless'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • August 6, 2012 9:19 AM
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While its Cannes premiere more or less defined John Hillcoat's Prohibition-era bootlegging drama "Lawless" as bonafide genre material and nothing more (doesn't bother us, really), it take a better man than this writer to not be excited by the return of the Aussie filmmaker with a phenomenal cast which includes Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska, among others.

Official Soundtrack Details For 'Lawless' Plus 2 More Posters For John Hillcoat's Film

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • August 2, 2012 3:29 PM
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Director John Hillcoat’s welcome feature-length return “Lawless” will soon be making its way in front of the eyes of the world as it begins its international rollout at the end of the month. While others wait to see the film that one of our staffers enjoyed quite a bit, a few promotional tidbits are hitting the web to help satiate your thirst for the Bondurant boys and their bootlegged liquor.

The Top 10 Films To See In August

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 1, 2012 11:04 AM
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There are people, we're told, who just rock up to the theater on Friday night and see whatever is coming on next. We have never been those people. We scan the release calendar weeks, even months in advance, in order to check out what's coming to theaters, so we know what we're queueing up for, and when we'll be seeing it.

New Posters Arrive For Ang Lee's 'Life Of Pi,' John Hillcoat's 'Lawless' & Andrea Arnold's 'Wuthering Heights'

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • July 24, 2012 1:57 PM
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Several posters are hitting the web this week, offering up some new or expanded artwork for several much-anticipated films.

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