John Hillcoat’s Lawless will be released in US theatres next weekend, and having debuted at Cannes to excellent reviews – you can read our own review here – the anticipation is running on high.

We caught an awesome red-band trailer and a handful of clips from the film yesterday, strengthening the odds of this being one of the year’s best movies, and now the film has put together a neat little infographic on the history of Prohibition in the States for the unaccustomed.

“LAWLESS 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.”

Tom Hardy and Shia LaBeouf star opposite each other in the leads, with Jessica Chastain, Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke, and Dane DeHaan completing a very promising cast.

Hillcoat is reuniting once more with writer Nick Cave, who penned the script adapting the original novel by Matt Bondurant, entitled The Wettest County in the World, which was initially to be the film’s name.

The fill will be making its UK premiere on 27th August at the Film4 Summer Screen Series, and if you’re reading this before midnight on Friday, you can click here to enter our competition to win tickets.

Lawless will be released by The Weinstein Company in the US on 29th August, before coming to UK shores a little later on 7th September. I can’t wait. For now, enjoy this quick little history lesson, which you can click to enlarge.


Source: Yahoo Movies.