Acclaimed director John Hillcoat (The Road) delivers a thrillingly vivid slice of American outlaw history in his epic gangster tale, Lawless. Based on author Matt Bondurant's fictionalized account of his family, Lawless is the story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: three siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia. Times are tough and jobs are scarce, but the Bondurants have built a thriving local business by concocting an intense brand of moonshine. But Franklin County's bootlegging days are about to end with the arrival of Special Deputy Charlie Rakes (Guy Pearce) from Chicago. The new "law" Rakes brings is lethal and corrupt and will challenge everything the brothers have built and represent. As the family rallies to fight Rakes, the ambitions of the youngest brother, Jack (Shia LaBeouf) alter the balance of power between the brothers as he careens into manhood, and the consequences will test the brothers' loyalty and endanger them all. A riveting story of crime and corruption, loyalty and love, brutality and tenderness, Lawless is screenwritten by musician Nick Cave and stars Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska. Official Web Site

Director:

John Hillcoat

Cast:

Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Mia Wasikowska, Dane DeHaan

MPAA Rating:

R

Run Time:

1hr 56mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

USA