Monday, March 26, 2012

New pictures from the set of Lawless aka The Wettest County in the World

 

Shia La Boef and Tom Hardy costar in Lawless
based on the book The Wettest County in the World
When I first read that the book "The Wettest County in the World" written by Matt Bondurant was being adapted for the screen, I thought, hmmm that's a gloomy and depressing title for a movie. It turns out the "wettest" refers to alchohol and prohibition during the depression era, not the weather at all but it still sounds like a downer as well as being a mouthful for a movie marquee.
So the film is now going to be called Lawless - which means crime and probably guns and bad guys and sounds a lot more fun than my imaginary locale somewhere in the Pacific northwest where it just rains all the time!
If Lawless sounds familiar it's probably because you heard that Terence Mallick was making a movie this year with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and possibly Natalie Portman called Lawless.
Imagine! Terrence Mallick is such a fan of director John Hillcoat that Mallick agreed to let Hillcoat use his Lawless title! I notice that Jessica Chastain is also in the new Lawless movie so who knows, maybe she put in a good word with the director when she worked with Mallick on Tree of Life.

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