Tom Hardy & Shia LaBeouf in First Trailer for Crime Drama 'Lawless'
We just got our first official photo of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke as bootlegging brothers in the period crime drama Lawless from director John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition), and lo and behold a trailer has just shown up as well. Brazen and fearless, three young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime’s first major gold rush. I could do without the quick black and white freeze frames, but all of the performances look great including supporting turns from Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce and Mia Wasikowska. Watch!
Watch the first official trailer for John Hillcoat's Lawless, originally in high def on Yahoo:
John Hillcoat (The Road, The Proposition) is directing the Lawless from a script by Nick Cave which is based on Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World. The film follows a bootlegging gang (Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke) in Depression-era Franklin County, Virginia, threatened by authorities who want a cut of their profits. Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce, Noah Taylor and up-and-comer Dane DeHaan (of Chronicle) also star in the film which The Weinstein Company will bring to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival before it goes to theaters on August 31st this year.
Reader Feedback - 31 Comments
This looks freakin' amazing!
Nielsen700 on Apr 24, 2012
Ocp on Apr 24, 2012
yahoo's player fucking blows. This looks pretty good. Hardy will excellent...LaBeouf well maybe he will surprise us. Oldman and Pierce...what a paring...that and John Hillcoat!
Xerxexx on Apr 24, 2012
well, Xerxexx, i'm sure *hoping* LaBeouf surprises us, because when Hardy says to him 'look at you, swanning around like Al Capone', i forgot the characters and only saw a stark acting mismatch. good luck to him, let's see if he brings it. if not, no matter, as Hardy + Oldman + Pearce + Hillcoat = just take my money now.
son_et_lumiere on Apr 25, 2012
Hell yea I like this looks badass
Jalts4 on Apr 24, 2012
Truong18 on Apr 24, 2012
I like The Beef in dramatic roles like Holes, Tru Confessions and The Greatest Game Ever Played so I think he will definitely surprise in this film. Tom Hardy looks kind of out of place with all the mass he gained for Warrior and TDKR, but I think the role itself suits him. Oldman is always gold.
Matthew South on Apr 24, 2012
He was fattening up for Bane when he made this..had to gain a lot and then go do in Batman ..doesn't matter he's a phenomenal actor
Babs on Apr 30, 2012
John Hillcoat will tear this shit up. And Laboof looks almost bearable, which is a real achievement.
Lebowski on Apr 24, 2012
Apart from LaBeouf, this looks great! Love me some Tom Hardy.
Traveler on Apr 24, 2012
In lawless cast and crew is flawless but I wait for storytelling and direction
Ehsan Davodi on Apr 24, 2012
Nick Cave with another screenplay credit. I'm liking that.
KnackedGary on Apr 24, 2012
WTF? Shia LaBoof get's billing above Tom Hardy? That's like putting a Hyundai in the showroom of a Mercedes dealership. The producers clearly have clearly not done their research with audiences.
Pinksands on Apr 24, 2012
Sadly, ask your average film-goer who Tom Hardy is, and I think you'll get a lot more blank stares than if you ask about Labeef. I'm not a big fan of Shia's either, and I hope he doesn't bring this movie down. Nick Cave has an impressive resume in film, so maybe he'll bring out the actor in the kid.
Scotty97 on Apr 24, 2012
Damn. I was already excited to see this, but seeing Oldman with a Tommy gun just warms my heart.
grimjob on Apr 24, 2012
This looks fantastic! What an amazing cast. Now, I wouldn't consider myself a Shia LaBeouf fan by any stretch of the imagination, but I never really minded him in any of his movies. Even in silly movies like Transformers I always thought he was believable as the character he was playing, and I truly liked him in 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints'. He seems kind of douchey, which might just be because of the constant confused-puppy-about-to-throw-a-panic-fit expression on his face, but I am not opposed to giving him another chance. The rest of the cast will definitely knock it out of the park. Pearce, Chastain, Oldman...yes please. Also, Tom Hardy, talking straight into my vagina as usual. Can't. Wait.
SuicidalOptimist on Apr 24, 2012
Reading through this comment, nodding along, enjoying a cup of tea. "What a good, calm Sunday full of movie trailers. Oh, is that a butterfly outside?" Sip some more tea. Arrive at your penultimate sentence: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2067384/Screenshots/4_jsok1t5a14.png Well played.
Tyler Hayes on Apr 29, 2012
Shia + no Transformers = EPIC FAIL
Spielberg on Apr 25, 2012
I would like to see a movie about bootlegging in prohibition-era with transformers as rum-runners.
Bay on crack. on Apr 25, 2012
It's pretty clear from watching this, LaBeof is way over his head acting wise. This clearly shows he has very limited range. No accent? Really, come on man. I'm still in, but only for the rest of that awesome cast.
Jeff Metzger on Apr 25, 2012
This looks great!
Andy43 on Apr 25, 2012
Hillcoat is proving to be a great director. I thought The Road was excellent, and I really enjoyed The Proposition. The trailer for Lawless looks amazing. I hope the movie fits the trailer.
Quanah on Apr 25, 2012
Loved The Proposition! Definitely looking forward to this.
grimjob on Apr 25, 2012
Looks decent, shows no matter how greedy you get, there's always someone greedier willing to kill you. The Proposition was an amazing movie.
Crapola on Apr 25, 2012
This looks promising - epic cast and a grat director...... Anyone else think Hardy sounded a bit like Vin Diesel? Or has it been a long day?
Victorward1980 on Apr 25, 2012
Didn't notice, but we'll just say its been a long day.
grimjob on Apr 25, 2012
It's funny too see all of these english actors tryin to portray southerners!lol!!! But it looks good, even though they showed too much of the movie in this trailer!
jah p on Apr 25, 2012
Im not feeling it yet, i like the cast but the story just isnt grabbing me, looks fun though
Zade_92 on Apr 25, 2012
i don't need to see this movie. they showed the entire movie in the trailer! plus, we all know how it'll end, don't we?
Rusty Shackelford on Apr 26, 2012
Looks so-so. Reminds me of Michael Mann's Public Enemies.
Bazzmosis on Apr 27, 2012
God I love period pieces. This looks brilliant with a more than brilliant cast.
Jessguy on May 1, 2012
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