As one of our most anticipated films of the current quarter, I’m anxious to get a look at director John Hillcoat’s Prohibition drama, Lawless, which debuts at the end of the month. Two new behind-the-scenes featurettes have gone online that show not only new footage from the Depression era film, but the true story behind the plot. Nick Cave (The Proposition) adapted the novel by Matt Bondurant which tells the tale of the bootlegging Bondurant family and the government officials who wanted to wet their beaks. Starring Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska, Lawless opens August 29th. Hit the jump to see the new featurettes.
Here’s the official synopsis for Lawless followed by the featurettes:
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.
Head over to Apple to watch Lawless: The True Story in HD:
The featurette Lawless: Outlaws Who Became Heroes comes courtesy of Yahoo!: