Lawless is based on a book by Matt Bondurant titled The Wettest County in the World. Now, you may notice that Matt Bondurant shares a last name with the characters in the film. That's because he is the grandson and grandnephew of the real-life bootleggers that the film is based on.
Hear Bondurant and the film's stars talk about the plot and characters in the new Lawless featurette:
The film stars Tom Hardy, fresh off his role as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, along with Shia LaBeouf and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty) as the bootlegging Bondurant brothers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Their business comes under threat when a new deputy, played by Guy Pearce, wants a cut of their profits.
Lawless is in theaters now. Check out the Lawless trailer for another look.