Tom Hardy isn’t just going up against the Bat this summer, he’s also taking on the Federal Government as a bootlegger in Lawless, which until recently was known as The Wettest County. Now the first official shot from the film has appeared in the print edition of EW (via The Playlist)
Directed by John Hillcoat from a script by him and Proposition cohort Nick Cave, the movie is based on Matt Bodurant’s book about the author’s grandfather and two great-uncles, who were part of a fierce criminal gang at the centre of the US’s moonshine trade during prohibition. The story also follows a writer named Sherwood Anderson, who is on the trail of the bootlegging gang.
The film has a great cast, with Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, and Mia Wasikowska onboard. It’s out in the US in August and should hopefully arrive here around the same time.