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First look at Shia LaBeouf in John Hillcoat's The Wettest County in the World

Mar. 24, 2011by: George Merchan
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One of the film's I'm most anticipating to see is the John Hillcoat (THE ROAD, THE PROPOSITION) period adaptation THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD. Hillcoat's a fine director, and the film boasts a ridiculously great cast: Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, and Jessica Chastain (and let's not forget the involvement of Nick Cave and Warren Ellis). This is a project to be excited for.

Today, courtesy of the Beef lovers over at fan site Shiantology, we've got our first look at Shia LaBeouf in costume as one of the film's two bootlegging brothers (the other being Tom Hardy).

THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD is currently in production.

The book's synopsis: In 1928, a pair of thieves accost Bondurants real life great-uncle Forrest at his Franklin County, Va., restaurant. Theyre after a large cache of bootlegging money and end up cutting Forrests throat. The story of his survival and his trek to a hospital 12 miles away has taken on mythical proportions by the time Sherwood Anderson arrives in Franklin County in 1934 to research a magazine piece on the areas prolific moonshiners. Soon after Andersons arrival, two anonymous men appear at the same hospital, one with legs meticulously shattered from ankle to hip, the other one castrated, with the by-products of the deed deposited in a jar of moonshine. The arc of the story lies between the attack on Forrest and that on the two men.

Extra Tidbit: In all honesty, I kinda love the name "Shiantology" for a fan website devoted to LaBeouf, but Jesus f*cking Christ are those chicks in the comments section creepy.
Source: Shiantology

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6:38PM on 03/25/2011

Cant wait for this

John Hillcoat is one of the best directors of our new era behind Chris Nolan even though he has only done 2 films those 2 films were done very very well and looked visually incredible i am looking very foward to seeing this film.
John Hillcoat is one of the best directors of our new era behind Chris Nolan even though he has only done 2 films those 2 films were done very very well and looked visually incredible i am looking very foward to seeing this film.
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1:15AM on 03/25/2011
All I know is about COUNTY is that there are gonna be a lot of Os and Ys stolen from marquees everywhere. And yes it will crack me up. Yes, I said crack.
All I know is about COUNTY is that there are gonna be a lot of Os and Ys stolen from marquees everywhere. And yes it will crack me up. Yes, I said crack.
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4:46PM on 03/24/2011
So this does sound promising. But I'm gonna be honest. What'll make or break this movie are the accents. Gary Oldman has proven himself in this department, and though I like all the actors involved, I've seen movies set in the south all but ruined by actors who think everyone talks like they're from Savannah.
So this does sound promising. But I'm gonna be honest. What'll make or break this movie are the accents. Gary Oldman has proven himself in this department, and though I like all the actors involved, I've seen movies set in the south all but ruined by actors who think everyone talks like they're from Savannah.
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3:25PM on 03/24/2011

I hate Shia LeButtfuck...

...but this film is gonna be awesome.
...but this film is gonna be awesome.
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3:20PM on 03/24/2011
I still have no idea what this film is about, but I like the director and cast. I am now excited for this movie.
I still have no idea what this film is about, but I like the director and cast. I am now excited for this movie.
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1:08PM on 03/24/2011
Wasn't Ryan Gosling at one time attatched to this?
Wasn't Ryan Gosling at one time attatched to this?
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8:06AM on 03/24/2011

Awesome plot summary

That was one of the best plot summaries I've read in a long, long time. One paragraph and I want to see this movie...I might even read the book.
That was one of the best plot summaries I've read in a long, long time. One paragraph and I want to see this movie...I might even read the book.
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7:17AM on 03/24/2011

Extra tidbit

You got me interested, had to check it out. And well, this quote from the comment section for the above picture speak for itself:
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That little blonde bitch in the pink dress better get her hands off of my man! Or I am gonna rip her ass one. I dont care how old she is. The little kid is gonna get it.
Jealous Ho
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You got me interested, had to check it out. And well, this quote from the comment section for the above picture speak for itself:
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That little blonde bitch in the pink dress better get her hands off of my man! Or I am gonna rip her ass one. I dont care how old she is. The little kid is gonna get it.
Jealous Ho
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