John Hillcoat’s The Wettest County in the World continues to add new cast

For anyone who has seen one of John Hillcoat’s brilliant films (The Road, The Proposition) the news that he’s making a Prohibition era gangster flick is welcome news.

Now, The Hollywood Reporter says that new picture, The Wettest County in the World, continues to add talent at a steady rate. Already starring Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy, the film has now added Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, Jason Clarke and Gary Oldman.

The film, from a screenplay by writer/musician Nick Cave tells the story 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.” Pearce will play a deputy while Oldman will play the gangster connection that the boys deliver alcohol for. The three brothers will be played by Hardy, LaBeouf and Clarke, coming on board to replace the rumored Ryan Gosling.

The film is scheduled to begin shooting February 28, 2011.

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 13:29 by Lincoln Eddy · Permalink
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