Directors: John Hillcoat
Running Time: 115mins
Consumer Advice: Contains strong bloody violence and strong language
LAWLESS, the explosive gangster story directed by John Hillcoat (THE ROAD) and starring Tom Hardy (INCEPTION, BRONSON), Shia LaBeouf (TRANSFORMERS, INDIANA JONES 4) and Gary Oldman (TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY) will be released in the UK and Ireland on 31 August by Momentum Pictures, an Alliance Films Company.
Set in the 1920s prohibition-era America, LAWLESS is the true story of the Bondurant brothers. Brazen and fearless, these young rural bootleggers became legendary criminals. The youngest brother, Jack (Shia LaBeouf) is ambitious and impulsive, the middle brother, Howard (Jason Clarke), is loyal but reckless and eldest brother, Forrest (Tom Hardy), leads the family with a silent determination. As the Bondurants' illicit business and legend grows, so too looms the danger of bigger fish, and it's not long before the brothers must face the consequences.
Mia Wasikowska (JANE EYRE), Jessica Chastain (THE HELP), Guy Pearce (THE KING'S SPEECH), Noah Taylor (SUBMARINE), Jason Clarke (PUBLIC ENEMIES) and Dane DeHaan (CHRONICLE) round out the exciting cast.
Based on the novel by Matt Bondurant, LAWLESS has been adapted for the screen by Nick Cave, who also composed the original score. LAWLESS will receive its world premiere playing in competition at the 65th Cannes Film Festival.
LAWLESS IS RELEASED IN CINEMAS ACROSS THE UK AND IRELAND ON SEPTEMBER 7th