Lawless è il nuovo film di John Hillcoat (The road) tratto dal romanzo sugli anni della depressione e del proibizionismo, The wettest county in the world.
Il cast è di primissiomo livello: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman e Guy Pearce.
La sceneggiatura è di Nick cave che ha lavorato anche alla colonna sonora.
In concorso al prossimo Festival di Cannes, il film uscirà a fine estate, per sfruttare il probabile successo di Hardy come nuovo villain de Il cavaliere Oscuro – Il ritorno. Producono Megan Ellison con Annapurna ed i fratelli Weinstein.
Gangster meets Western in LAWLESS, the true story of the freewheelin’ Bondurant brothers, bootlegging siblings taking the law into their own hands. This is the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush. The youngest brother, JACK (Shia LaBeouf), fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost.
Ambitious and impulsive, JACK takes the family’s small-scale moonshining operation to the big leagues, to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, BERTHA (Mia Wasikowska). The middle brother, HOWARD (Jason Clarke), is the brawling muscle – loyal but reckless – never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, FORREST (Tom Hardy), reluctantly accepts the changing times with grace and grit, leading the family with strength of character and silent determination against the beginnings of corporate greed.
An enigmatic and stunning MAGGIE (Jessica Chastain) comes to town with a hidden past, igniting his passion and almost saving him in the process. As the Bondurants’ legend grows, so too does the danger, and it’s not long before the brothers must face the consequences of their transgressions, or rewrite the myth and the law themselves.
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