There have been some new developments regarding the upcoming drama The Wettest Country. The film will be headlined by Tom Hardy and Shia LeBeouf, and according to THR they’ll get some grade-A support. Both Gary Oldman and Guy Pearce are in talks to join the cast as well as Mia Wasikowska and Jason Clarke. Who’s not in this movie?
Based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, and on his grandfather and two great-uncles, the true gangsters story details of the saga of the Bondurant boys, bootlegging siblings who take the law into their own hands in Prohibition-era Virginia while making a run for the American Dream. Nick Cave wrote the screenplay.
Oldman is set to play a gangster who engages the boys to deliver alcohol, while Pearce will star as an overly violent deputy who comes down hard on the Bondurants. Wasikowska will play LeBeouf’s love interest, a local Mennonite girl and Clarke is playing the brother to LaBeouf and Hardy.
Production on the film is slated to begin this spring.
What do you think of the cast for The Wettest Country? Are you interested in seeing the film?