The first official image from director John Hillcoat‘s latest film, Lawless, has leaked. Hillcoat’s film is not to be confused with Terrence Malick‘s film of the same name. Originally titled The Wettest County, Lawless features Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy as two moonshiners in a Prohibition-era Virginia.
Hillcoat is known for directing some bleak films, with The Proposition and The Road on his resume. He’s a very strong director when it comes to getting the best out of his talent and I can’t wait to see what he manages to get out of Mr. LaBeouf, who’s been on a bit of a downward spiral starring in all the Transformers films.
Tom Hardy is no stranger to completely committing himself to a role, having been previously seen in last year’s severely underrated Warrior.
Lawless also stars Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. The film is slated for release on August 31st, 2012.
Check out the first official image from the film above!