Lawless posterJohn Hillcoat’s Lawless came out of Cannes with brilliant reviews this year – including our own from the festival – and now we’re getting very close to its arrival on the big screen.

After a new UK quad poster surfaced for the film last week, Metropolitan Filmexport have released a rather fantastic new French poster that keeps the grey/blue sky feel of last week’s, and the all-round general awesomeness of Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, and Jessica Chastain.

“LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-eraVirginia. 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.”

Alongside Hardy, LaBeouf, and Chastain is a fantastic supporting cast, with Hardy reuniting once more with Gary Oldman after The Dark Knight Rises, alongside Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Jason Clarke.

Hillcoat is directing from a script by Nick Cave, who adapts the novel by Matt Bondurant, The Wettest County in the World, which was originally to be the film’s name.

Lawless will be released by The Weinstein Company in the US on 29th August, before coming to UK shores on 7th September. The cast suggests it certainly has the potential to be one of the best films of 2012, and it looks like it will live up to its name in spades. As usual with this great new poster, you can click to enlarge.

Lawless poster