Acclaimed director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in his epic gangster tale, ‘Lawless.’ ‘Lawless’ is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. Based on author Matt Bondurant’s fictionalized account of his family, “The Wettest County in the World,” the film gathers an ensemble of gifted, dynamic new-generation stars – Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan – alongside two of the finest actors of their generations, Guy Pearce and Gary Oldman. A riveting, intense story of crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, ‘Lawless’ is a rich addition to the American gangster canon. Look out for the film in cinemas August 29th in the US and September 7th in the UK.
Source: Flicks and Bits
Tom Hardy is set to reprise his role as Sam in a film adaptation of Brett C. Leonard’s play The Long Red Road.
The Dark Knight Rises actor – who starred in the play when it premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago 2010 – will star alongside Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Shannon as his older brother, Variety reports.
The play follows Sam as he attempts to drink away his demons on an Indian reservation in South Dakota. When a visitor from his past arrives, Sam is forced to take a long hard look at himself and his former life.
Philip Seymour Hoffman directed the play when it ran in Chicago in 2010. It is not known if he will direct the production for the big screen
The film will be the first feature from Whipsmart, Paul Neesan’s new production company.
Source: Belfast Telegraph
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