The highly-anticipated first trailer for John Hillcoat‘s Lawless is here! The film stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain. Set in the Depression-era, the film follows a bootlegging gang of brothers as they mix and mingle with local authorities trying to take a cut of their profits.
I still think the original title The Wettest County sounds better than Lawless, but I can’t complain after viewing such an intense trailer. Finally, a film that LaBeouf can display his talent in (yes, he has talent). Gary Oldman seems to be soaking up every scene he’s in while Tom Hardy doesn’t make much of an impression.
August 31st, 2012 is when Lawless will hit theaters.
Check out the trailer below: