Typecasting is a very real phenomenon. Without an outsized amount of talent, many performers are stuck playing the same characters over and over again. If nothing else, John Hillcoat’s new bootlegging drama Lawless
gives Shia LaBeouf a chance to evolve his career.
The Transformers star plays Jack Bondurant, the youngest and least tough of three brothers who make and sell their own illegal hooch in the Virginia countryside during the Great Depression. Eldest brother Forrest (Tom Hardy) is a local legend after surviving several horrific battles in World War I -- it’s believed that he can’t die. Forrest is the brains as well as the cold-eyed killer ...