'Lawless' Gets Two New FeaturettesDamon Houx |
As the summer is coming to a close, one of the most interesting films in the next few weeks is John Hillcoat’s 'Lawless,' which stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce in a tale of bootleggers who stand up to corrupt cops. And if that roster of talent doesn't interest you, these featurettes will probably do nothing for you.
Also in the film are Mia Wasikowska and 2011's it-girl Jessica Chastain, though the featurettes below mostly focus on the real-life aspects of the film. The film first played at Cannes where it was received modestly positive reviews. Even though who didn't like it seemed to think it was good junk food. And, hey, the screenplay was written by Nick Cave (of The Birthday Party and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds).
Here's the synopsis:
LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.
And here are the two featurettes. The film is scheduled to open August 29: