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With such films as The Proposition and The Road under his belt, the prospect of a new film from director John Hillcoat carries with it a palpable feeling of excitement. Given that his latest, Lawless, populates a chewy, based-on-truth tale of bootlegging brothers with a frankly stellar cast, our anticipation is at an all time high. And the first trailer does not disappoint – take a look below via Yahoo.Regular Hillcoat collaborator Nick Cave has adapted the screenplay from Matt Bondurant’s Prohibition-era novel, which follows the real-life Bondurant brothers played by Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke. This trio of charming but rough-edged siblings runs a bootlegging gang in Franklin County, Virginia. Though life seems to be good, they’re soon beset on all sides by local authorities wanting a slice of the action, while things aren't helped by Labeouf's character starting to work for a wormy gangster »

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