Screen Junkies » The Wettest County In The World http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:04:14 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Wasikowska, Oldman, And Pearce Are Now Among ‘The Wettest’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wasikowska-oldman-and-pearce-are-now-among-the-wettest/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/wasikowska-oldman-and-pearce-are-now-among-the-wettest/#comments Wed, 09 Feb 2011 21:36:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=25887 Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Jason Clarke have all jumped onboard The Wettest County in the World.

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Nucky Thompson best watch his back. The bootlegging industry just got a little more cutthroat with Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Jason Clarke all jumping on board The Wettest County in the World, a semi-true story of bootlegging in Virginia during the prohibition era. The foursome will join Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy, both of whom had already been announced.

The film follows a familiar “cops and robbers” type premise, with the twist being that the robbers are actually bootleggers. LeBeouf will play a rumrunner and boyfriend of Wasikowska, Pearce will play “an overly violent deputy” (awesome), and Oldman will play a good ole’ fashioned gangster, which is out of character. Surely the gangster has to have a massive disfigurement or talk through a voice box or something. Oldman only plays it straight for Batman these days.

The promise of gangster violence and back-country Appalachia sounds pretty appealing, but this movie may need more. Show me a clip of LeBeouf getting beaten to a pulp while a Scott Joplin ragtime tune plays in the background, and I’m sold. (THR)

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Shia LaBeouf And Tom Hardy Dabbling In Bootlegging http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shia-labeouf-and-tom-hardy-dabbling-in-bootlegging/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/shia-labeouf-and-tom-hardy-dabbling-in-bootlegging/#comments Wed, 08 Dec 2010 20:09:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=11758 Christmas has come early for John Hillcoat. He was all frownies last year when funding dropped out for his drama The Wettest County In The World. Turns out, he can get wet after all.

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Christmas has come early for John Hillcoat. He was all frownies last year when funding dropped out for his drama The Wettest County In The World. Turns out, he can get wet after all.

The project is now back on with Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy up for the lead roles. Originally, LaBeouf, Ryan Gosling, Michael Shannon, and Amy Adams were on board last year to play the family of criminal bootleggers. Since then, Michael Shannon has dropped out and there’s no update on the other two. Does this mean we won’t get to see Christian Bale fight a bear?  (LA Times)

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