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Just saying that Lawless reminds me of “Xena the Warrior Princess” and Paul Gross although yes, the new title is tone-setting and concise. The Wettest County, the movie’s previous title sounds like something bucolic.

I first got wind of this new title change from The Playlist, who also posted a photo and general information about the movie’s casting, implying that Jessica Chastain will no longer share the screen with Take Shelter star, Michael Shannon. The movie is set in Franklin County, Virginia during the Great Depression and centres around three moonshining brothers played by Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf and Jason Clarke, providing great man candy for viewers like us. Also starring in the movie are Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Jessica Chastain, Mia Wasikowska and Dane DeHaan, the latter of whom you might know from Chronicle (still haven’t seen it, unfortunately) but I know from the period-indie foreign drama Amigo. I’m also hoping that Chastain’s role is enough to get her an Oscar nomination. Lawless’ release date is on August the 31st which means it will definitely not première at the Toronto International Film Festival, but any sign of  a decent movie before fall is good enough for me.

I really need to start Entertainment Weekly more.

2 responses

  1. rtm

    I only knew about this movie from a news bit about Labeouf in a brawl w/ Hardy, which I thought was silly of Shia to pick a fight w/ Bane!

    Anyway, the cast certainly is interesting, but yeah I immediately think of Lucy Lawless when I first saw the title 🙂

    March 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    • Yes I’m not the only one who thought about Lucy Lawless. Her legacy lives on!

      And I hope that the Labeouf-Hardy fight was just them staying in character (which is probably not, I thought Hollywood was beyond that). I wouldn’t underestimate the short scrappy ones, though. 😛

      March 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

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