Lawless SynopsisLawless 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 gangster 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 Release Date
In Theaters August 29, 2012
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska and Dane DeHaan
Written by: Nick Cave
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Produced by: Michael Benaroya, Megan Ellison, Lucy Fisher, and Douglas Wick
Distributor: The Weinstein Company
External Info: Lawless Official Website
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Lawless Featurette Reveals The True Story Of The Bootlegging Bondurants
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