Pearce and Wasikowska join LaBeouf in 'Wettest County'
Friday 11 February 2011
Mia Wasikowska (
The Kids Are All Right), Guy Pearce (
The King's Speech) and Gary Oldman (
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2) are the latest to sign on to the cast of
The Wettest County in the World, based on Matt Bondurant's historial novel of the same name.
The crime drama will be directed by Australian director John Hillcoat (
The Road) from a screenplay written by musician Nick Cave (
The Proposition), who will also compose the score, reports The Hollywood Reporter from the Film Market in Berlin.
The film tells the tale of the author's grandfather's massive "moonshine" alcohol operation in the mountains of Virginia during the Depression and Prohibition era and the world of gangsters.
Previously announced, the film also stars Shia LaBeouf ( Transformers) and Tom Hardy ( Inception) as the bootleggers, as well as Jessica Chastain (the upcoming Tree of Life) and Jason Clarke ( Thor).
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