‘Lawless’ Becomes First Oscar Contender of 2012 – Trailer

Posted: April 25, 2012 in Movies

Shia LaBeouf has gotten a bad rap for being an incredible douchebag and starring in three Transformers films, but that still doesn’t mean he can’t act.  As soon as I heard that LaBeouf was going to be starring in a film along side Tom Hardy and Gary Oldman, I instantly put “The Wettest County in the World” on the “must see” list.  Then the film went dark and I hadn’t heard much about it.  All the sudden, BAM, we get the film’s first trailer after it was announced that the movie would be showing at the Cannes Film Festival in May.  Except it got a name change to Lawless, which isn’t as cool as The Wettest County in the World, I guess you can’t win them all.

Seriously though, the film stars LaBeouf and Hardy as two brothers bootlegging alcohol during the prohibition era with Oldman as a deep south crime boss.  Oh yea, did I mention that Guy Pearce stars as the strong nosed lawman destined to bring the brothers down?  Yep, this movie is officially in the lead for “Best Picture” at next year’s Academy Awards.  Not to mention that The Winstein Company is producing.  WIN ALL THE OSCARS!

I can count the nominations already; Gary Oldman – Best Actor, Tom Hardy – Best Supporting Actor, Shia LaBeouf – Best Supporting Actor, Jessica Chastain – Best Supporting Actress, Lawless – Best Picture.  Can you tell that I’m excited?

Both LaBeouf and Hardy have been severely overlooked for their acting talents mainly due to the roles they’ve chosen over the years, but both can act and act well.

Just check out the trailer…

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