ABOUT THE MOVIE
The true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. 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.
STARRING:Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain,
WHO WILL DIG IT?
Bootleggers, people who like movies about bootleggers, Tommy gun enthusiasts.
THREE GOOD REASONS
- 1This movie has an absolutely amazing cast: Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce, and the fantastic Jessica Chastain. Shia LaBeouf is also in the movie.
- 2Postpunk god and original bad seed Nick Cave wrote the script. Previously, Cave and "Lawless" director John Hillcoat collaborated to make the critically lauded Australian Western "The Proposition." If you like your crime sagas to be two-fisted and filled with Old Testament-style violence, this is the movie for you.
- 3"Lawless" was selected to compete for the Palme d'Or in the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, so it's probably pretty good.
BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW
This movie is based on the novel "The Wettest County in the World" by Matt Bondurant who based the story on the exploits of his bootlegging grandfather and granduncles.