“Lawless” may star big names like Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, and Shia LaBeouf and look like a run-of-the-mill Hollywood period piece, but that assessment leaves out one big factor, director John Hillcoat.
If you aren’t familiar with his work, Hillcoat likes things dark and bloody. (If you need further evidence, we would direct you to this NSFW clip from “The Proposition.”)
The new red band trailer for “Lawless” shows off the more “Hillcoat-y” aspects of the movie, including a gruesome shot of a tarred and feathered bootlegger and one of Tom Hardy literally filling a man’s mouth with gasoline.
Check out the trailer after the jump!
LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic outlaw tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County in the World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.
“Lawless” opens on August 29.
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