EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Director John Hillcoat Talks 'Lawless'

Wednesday, 29 August 2012 10:09
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Opening in theaters on August 29th is the new film from Austrailian director John Hillcoat (The Road) and musician/screenwriter Nick Cave (The Proposition) called Lawless. The movie is adapted from the novel "The Wettest County in the World" by author Matt Bondurant and is based on a true story. Lawless features an incredible cast of actors that includes Shia LaBeouf (Transformers: Dark of the Moon), Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), Jason Clarke (Texas Killing Fields), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), and Dane DeHann (Chronicle), with Guy Pearce (Lockout), and Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had an opportunity to sit down with acclaimed director John Hillcoat to talk about Lawless. The talented director discussed his new film, actor Tom Hardy's unusual performance, the relationship between Jessica Chastain and Hardy's characters, casting underused actor Jason Clarke, reuniting with Guy Pearce after The Proposition, Gary Oldman's minor role, and working with Shia LaBeouf

To watch our exclusive interview with director John Hillcoat about Lawless, please click on the video player above. 

SYNOPSIS: 

In Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia, three brothers (Clarke, Hardy and LaBeouf) find their bootlegging business under threat by local authorities (Pearce) who want in on their profits. 

Lawless opens in theaters on August 29th. 

To read our coverage from the Lawless press conference, please click here.


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