April 25, 2012 03:06:50 GMT
Portraying Jack and Forrest Bondurant respectively, Shia and Tom are forced to face a gangster and a troublesome deputy after running a bootlegging business in Prohibition-era Franklin County.
Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy get brutal in the first trailer for John Hillcoat's "Lawless (2012)". Coming out via Yahoo! Movies, the gritty trailer shows Shia and Tom as two of the three Bondurant brothers who have troubles with a gangster leader (Gary Oldman) and a dubious deputy (Guy Pearce) for running an illegal business.
"Lawless" is adapted from a historical novel of the same name by Matt Bondurant. The film revolves around the three Bondurant brothers who run a small-scale moonshining family business. They later find their bootlegging business under threat in Prohibition-era Franklin County, Virginia. The story is based on a true story of Matt's grandfather and great uncles.
While Shia and Tom star as Jack and Forrest Bondurant respectively, Jason Clarke portray their other brother Howard. Also supporting the moonshine drama are Jessica Chastain as Forrest's love interest, and Mia Wasikowska as Jack's lady.
The Weinstein Company has scheduled to release "Lawless" in theaters across the U.S. on August 31.