Best known for his roles in HBO's In Treatment and the 2012 blockbuster Chronicle, actor Dane DeHaan is making another splash in Lawless, a film about the infamous Bondurant brothers who led a bootlegging operation in Depression-era Virginia.
For Dane DeHaan, 25, who had just come off of roles in HBO's therapy drama, In Treatment, and the thriller Chronicle, John Hillcoat's (The Road) new Lawless, a Depression-era crime drama about bootleggers was a bit of a departure, but a welcome one.
Lawless reminds us why the good old days weren’t so enviable at all, but it does so in such an aesthetically captivating manner, that we give ourselves over to the narrative willingly — a good thing as this story of dubious, unsung heroes based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, real-life grandson of the protagonists, deserves a unique place in Americana.
Director John Hillcoat's latest violence-ridden drama Lawless, based on the historical novel The Wettest County In The World, premiered last night in Hollywood, California. Leads Guy Pearce and Shia LaBeouf (pictured above) were both there, as well as screenwriter and composer Nick Cave, top dog producer Megan Ellison, and the original author Matt Bondurant himself.
Shia LaBeouf, 26, who is quickly fostering a reputation as a notorious Hollywood bad boy, is explaining how he came to bare all in June of this year in a music video for the Icelandic band, Sigur Ros. "I wrote a fan letter," LaBeouf said of his nudity in the Alma Har'el-directed video for the song, "Fjogur piano.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Lawless' Stars Tom Hardy And Guy Pearce Say It's All About The Script, The Money - And Beating Brad Pitt
Lawless co-stars Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce have no qualms discussing their priorities when picking movie roles. “It’s a number of things. It’s the big three, usually, isn’t it? It’s the character, the script, and the director,” Pearce told Uinterview at the Cannes Film Festival.
Josh Trank and Max Landis are not well known, but their handmade movie is a hit. Over Super Bowl weekend, Chronicle topped the box office in the U.S. and Canada and was No. 1 internationally. In this 83-minute feature film, director Josh Trank, and screenwriter Max Landis, show that superhero movies do not need to be cheesy and that they understand today’s do-it-yourself blogging generation.