Lawless, the Prohibition-Era Southern drama from director John Hillcoat, is set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, which is currently monopolizing the Croisette. With the film finally getting ready for its debutante ball, The Weinstein Company has unveiled seven character posters from movie formerly titled The Wettest Country in the World and the more concise Wettest Country.
These character posters answer a few questions. First is the question, "How do we let audiences know that our movie stars Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, and Mia Wasikowska?" Answer: character posters. The second question is, "How do we let audiences know it's a period movie with action?" Answer: Give most of the cast revolvers and make sure there's a tommy gun in there too. The third question is, "How awkwardly can we insert Gary Oldman's face onto a poster?" Answer: Photoshop.
The posters you see below are here thanks to The Huffington Post and Fandango.
Late last month, we saw our first trailer for the film, which you can view by clickety-clicking right here.
The story of the bootlegging Bondurant Brothers is right up Hillcoat's alley, as evidenced by his excellent Australian western The Proposition. The director of The Road spent plenty of time getting this movie off the ground, enough that it probably qualifies as a passion project. Nick Cave, the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds frontman who wrote The Proposition and scored The Road, penned the Lawless screenplay, working from the book by Matt Bondurant.
Lawless is set to hit American theaters on August 31st.