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Lawless Trailer: Shia LaBeouf and His Bootlegger Brothers

The Transformers series has kept Shia LaBeouf busy — the only movie he's put out in the last three years sans clanging robots was the sequel to Wall Street — but now that LaBeouf has parted ways with Michael Bay, it's time for him to figure out who he'll really be as an actor. Exhibit A: The Prohibition-era crime drama Lawless, which boasts an auteur director (John Hillcoat, who made The Proposition and The Road) and casts LaBeouf as the youngest of the Bondurant brothers, real-life moonshine bootleggers who attempt to fend off the special agent investigating them. The agent's played by Guy Pearce in seriously arresting high-camp mode, while the deep ensemble cast also boasts Tom Hardy as one of LaBeouf's brothers, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska as love interests, and Gary Oldman as a gangster. None of them turn into cars. (We think.)