After a very long wait, we finally got the trailer for John Hillcoat‘s “Lawless” a couple of days ago, and while it was a bit more conventional that we were expecting, it should be remembered that trailers for Hillcoat’s films have never done them justice in the slightest, and with the cast he’s got lined up here, there’s a strong reason why this remains very high on our Must See List for 2012.
With the Cannes Film Festival around the corner, The Weinstein Company have dropped a handful of new images from the movie, giving us a better look at the characters we’ll be meeting. Tom Hardy and Shia LaBoeuf lead the pack as two of three Bondurant brothers, who build a bootlegging empire in Franklin County, Virginia. Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska play their respective love interests, while hot on their tail is a special agent, with Guy Pearce looking like he’s going to steal every scene of the movie.
After walking the red carpet in France next month, “Lawless” will unload into theaters on August 31st.