Pearce, Oldman And Wasikowska Join The Wettest County In The World
After coming back from the dead, John Hillcoat's The Wettest County in the World has already managed to amass quite an impressive cast. Originally set to star Shia LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Michael Shannon and Amy Adams, the new group includes LaBeouf (the only consistent cast member), Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain. Now the prohibition drama has added four more names that will certainly raise your eyebrows.
Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska and Jason Clarke have all signed on to join the Hillcoat film, according to THR. Adapted from the book by Matt Bondurant and based on a script by Nick Cave, the plot comes from the true story of the Bondurant boys, who were bootlegging siblings who operated in in Prohibition-era Virginia. In the film Pearce will be playing an "overly violent" deputy who proves to be the Bondurant's biggest oposition; Oldman will play a gangster who hires the Bondurants; Wasikowska will play a " local Mennonite girl" who will also be LaBeouf's love interest; and Clarke will play the third Bondurant boy. While Oldman, Wasikowska and Clarke will be working with the director for the first time, Pearce previously starred in Hillcoat's The Proposition.
Considering how close the project came to not happening, this is pretty damn impressive. Currently in pre-production, the film is set to start up later this month. Given Hillcoat's filmography and this cast, I think it's more than okay to be excited.
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