An incredible red-band trailer has been released for John Hillcoat‘s highly anticipated 1920’s bootlegging movie Lawless. The trailer features a ton of new footage to check out, some of which are obviously not safe for work. Tom Hardy looks awesomely intense in this, and I think it might just be Shia LaBeouf‘s best performance yet.
I’m very excited about this movie, I love the story, the setting, and the actors involved. It also stars Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, and Mia Wasikowska. Lawless is set to hit theaters on August 31st, 2012. Check out the new red-band trailer and let us know what you think about this movie! Were you familiar with the true story that it’s based on before you knew about the movie?
Here’s the synopsis:
Gangster meets Western in the true story of the freewheelin’ Bondurants 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 a crime’s first major gold rush.
The youngest brother, Jack, fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls, and fast cars, no matter the cost. Ambitious and impulsive, he takes the family’s small-scale moonshining operation to the big leagues, to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, Bertha. The middle brother, Howard, is the brawling muscle – loyal but reckless – never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, Forrest, 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 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.