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.
Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o and Alfonso Cuaron took home top honors at the Academy Awards on Sunday, held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre, with performances by Pharrell Williams and Idina Menzel, selfies with host Ellen DeGeneres and a photobomb by Benedict Cumberbatch. View gallery
The parents of the young camera assistant killed in the train accident on the Georgia set of "Midnight Rider," as well as an injured hairstylist who survived it, reveal harrowing and graphic new details. "I saw my life, my kids, my family, all of it before me," says the hairstylist. "I was sure I was going to die." Read More