There are several images circling the Internet with Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf in character form in their new film Lawless, formerly known as The Wettest Country. As you may or may not know, Hardy and LaBeouf play the Bondurant brothers (Forrest and Jack).
What you probably didn’t know is that there is a third Bondurant brother (Howard), and he’ll be played by Jason Clarke in John Hillcoat’s upcoming prohibition-era crime drama.
Thanks to EW, we now have our first look at Clarke, Hardy and LaBeouf all in character and all together, as seen in the photo above.
Along with the three aforementioned actors, Lawless also stars Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Dane DeHaan.
Here is the official synopsis from The Weinstein Company:
“Gangster meets Western in LAWLESS, the true story of the freewheelin’ Bondurant brothers, bootlegging siblings taking the law into their own hands. This is the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush. The youngest brother, JACK (Shia LaBeouf), fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost. Ambitious and impulsive, he takes the family’s small-scale moonshining operation to the big leagues, to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, BERTHA (Mia Wasikowska). The middle brother, HOWARD (Jason Clarke), is the brawling muscle – loyal but reckless – never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, FORREST (Tom Hardy), reluctantly accepts the changing times with grace and grit, leading the family with strength of character and silent determination against the beginnings of corporate greed. An enigmatic and stunning MAGGIE (Jessica Chastain) comes to town with a hidden past, igniting his passion and almost saving him in the process. As the Bondurants’ legend grows, so too does the danger, and it’s not long before the brothers must face the consequences of their transgressions, or rewrite the myth and the law themselves.”
Lawless will be released on August 31, 2012.