LaBeouf, who plays an outlaw bootleger in the movie, recently told The Hollywood Reporter that he was convinced to join the project when director John Hillcoat "took me down to Hamburger Hamlet and asked if I wanted to be in GoodFellas in the Woods."
Screenwriter Cave adapted Matt Bondurant's novel The Wettest County in the World into Lawless, in which Pearce plays villain Charley Rakes, while LaBeouf plays an outlaw bootlegger named Jack Bondurant.
Cave established his now-iconic band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in 1983. Cave wrote the screenplay for director John Hillcoat's film The Proposition and Lawless is their second collaboration with one another.
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