First trailer for John Hillcoat’s ‘Lawless’

The first trailer for director John Hillcoat’s (‘The Road’ and ‘The Proposition’) ‘Lawless’ has debuted online via Apple and it’s impressive. Guns, grog and Gary Oldman…what’s not to like?

‘Lawless’ tells the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers (Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy and Jason Clarke): bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia.

Inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel ‘The Wettest County in the World’, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.

The cast includes Jessica Chastain, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska.

Singer/songwriter turned screenwriter Nick Cave adapted the script from Bondurant’s novel.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

‘Lawless’ is released:

31 August 2012 US

6 September 2012 Australia

It will also play at the Cannes Film Festival 2012 next month.