The first trailer for John Hillcoat‘s Lawless has been released today. Starring Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf, the prohibition-era drama had a long pre-production history and at one point, it didn’t look like the film was even going to happen. Personally, I’ve been waiting a long time to see footage from the film as I’ve been following it quite closely. Plus, there have been a ton of release date shifts, which has made the wait even more unbearable.
With the arrival of the first trailer, we can finally get a look at the much anticipated film and I must say, I’m impressed. The period elements look great and the crew has really outdone themselves with the production design.
Hillcoat’s gritty/dirty direction that we saw in The Proposition looks to make a return in Lawless, as does the unflinching violence. There’s also some exceptional talent popping up in this trailer and I can’t wait to see the performances as they all look quite strong. All in all, I think it’s safe to say that the wait has been worth it!
Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska round out the all star cast of Lawless, which will debut at Cannes and open in theatres everywhere on August 31st.
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.