Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Empire's New Tom Cruise Cover
The Jameson Empire Awards 2014
Vote: The Greatest 301 Movies Of All Time!
Rebecca Hall:
My Movie Life

The actress picks the movies that shaped her
Mountain Dew Green Screen
Register now to see X-Men: First Class!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
The Third Hobbit Is Now Subtitled The Battle Of The Five Armies
But the box set may go back to There And Back Again
Amanda Seyfried Joins Pan
Along with fellow recruits Nonso Anozie & Kathy Burke
First Trailer For As Above, So Below
Paris! City of lights out...
Peter Farrelly Talks Dumb And Dumber To
'We didn't want to make Dumb And Dumber Lite'
Joss Whedon Talks Avengers: Age Of Ultron
'Ultron is genuinely disturbed... he's not a creature of logic'
Lupita Nyong'o & Scarlett Johansson In Talks For The Jungle Book
Jon Favreau rounds up friends old and new
New Trailer For Sin City: A Dame To Kill For
Power is a fragile thing...
Doug Liman Targets Railhead
He may adapt a new sci-fi novel
Ron Howard Finds The Truth About Harry Quebert
Adapting Joel Dicker's international bestseller
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Jessica Chastain Goes Blonde
She's in talks to be Marilyn Monroe for Andrew Dominik's latest
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Crimson Peak
16 October 2015
Fury
24 October 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Locke (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Paranoia (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Nymphomaniac Volumes I And II (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Necessary Death Of Charlie Countryman (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Robocop (2014)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Exclusive: New Lawless Poster
Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf and cigars

17 July 2012  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  

submit to reddit

Refreshing the crime-ridden parts of Prohibition-era America, John Dillinger didn't reach in Public Enemies, the Bondurant brothers' moonshine business is a growing concern in John Hillcoat's new thriller Lawless. At least, it is until the G-men, including Deputy Charley Rakes (Guy Pearce), turn up and try to spoil it all with their pesky Tommy guns. Here's the full rogue's gallery rustled together for the movie's new UK poster.


Adapted by Nick Cave from Matt Bondurant's account of the era The Wettest County in the World, Lawless plunges us into the ultra-violent world of Franklin County, the '30s heartland of Virginia's Bondurant brothers.

Led by Forrest (Tom Hardy) and Jack (Shia LaBeouf), they're the side of the distillery game those Jack Daniels ads don't show you - the side with the guns and the gangster played by Gary Oldman showing up and demanding a piece of the action.



Lawless
will storm into your local multiplex and stick up the pick 'n' mix counter from September 7. Check out the current issue of Empire for much more on the film from Cave, Hillcoat and co.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Amanda Plummer Joins Catching Fire
Update: Tony Shalhoub & more rumoured
Hugh Laurie May Be Robocop's Villain
UPDATE: He's no longer in talks

Your Comments

RE: What's It With Shia LaBeouf?
L: russelblair What's it with Shia LaBeouf that many people are so negative about him? He's just fine I think. Not bad and not so good either. Just OK. He's an annoying, gibbering talent and charisma vacuum. He also dated our lovely Carey Mulligan, which just isn't fair. More

Posted by MonsterCat at 15:14 on 08 October 2012 | Report This Post

RE: What's It With Shia LaBeouf?
What's it with Shia LaBeouf that many people are so negative about him? He's just fine I think. Not bad and not so good either. Just OK. More

Posted by russelblair at 15:06 on 08 October 2012 | Report This Post

Saw it at the Edinburgh film fest, it's fine. It's a fairly traditional western set in the prohibition era. It has some nice performances from Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce, who is suitably unhinged as the villain, but it's predictable and how much you like it may depend on how much you care for Shia LaBeouf as the protagonist. Did laugh at the fact that despite being a period film, they managed to get product placements for Coke, Ford and Motorola in there. More

Posted by JCR at 00:39 on 21 July 2012 | Report This Post

Guy Pearce-check, Tom Hardy-check...and , ahem, Shai LeBeouf...hope he doesn't spoil it for everyone More

Posted by ronniem at 09:27 on 18 July 2012 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Empire Magazine's 300th Issue: Guest-Editted By The World's Greatest Directors!
Spielberg, Abrams, Mann, Whedon, Fincher, Coppola and many, many more!

Video: Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann And Kate Upton Talk The Other Woman
Prepare your mind for the concept of 'dog ball plumage'

The Best Barry Norman Anecdotes From His Empire Podcast Interview
From nearly punching Robert De Niro to the real story about ‘And why not?’

Fired! Losing Your Job In The Movies
The lowdown on getting dismissed on film

20 Not So Super '-Men' That Won't Star In A Film Any Time Soon
Forget your Batmen, your Spider-Men and your Ant-Men… Meet 3-D Man (and his pals)

The Making Of Locke: A Filmmaker's Journey
Steven Knight takes us through six pitstops (via Heston Services)

Tom Hardy: A Viewer's Guide
The essential, the recommended, the one for the fans... and the one to avoid

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get Limited Edition Collectable X-Men Art Cards

Subscribe today and get 6 issues of Empire plus a set of collectable X-Men Art Cards for only £20!

Subscribe today

Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Just £25
Receive limited edition subscribers-only covers every month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)