Gosling and LaBeouf Set for John Hillcoat’s WETTEST COUNTY
Ryan Gosling? Shia LaBeouf? John Hillcoat? Bootleggin’? Suddenly, THE WETTEST COUNTY IN THE WORLD is creeping its way up to the top of my most anticipated list. We knew Hillcoat was directing the film about bootlegging brothers in Depression-era Virginia. However, thanks to an interview with the director by our buddies over at Atomic Popcorn, we have some faces to go with those characters. Hillcoat, whether he was suppossed to reveal them or not, stated that Gosling and LaBeouf were attached.
But yeah, I shouldnâ€™t really talk about it cause itâ€™s in the middle of all sorts of stuff.
That’s what he said precisely. What’s more is the fact that Nick Cave, who has had a hand in Hillcoat’s previous films (he wrote THE PROPOSITION and co-wrote the music for THE ROAD), is also adapting the screenplay for WETTEST COUNTY from the novel by Matt Bondurant. It is Bondurant’s grandfather, Jack, who is the central character of the true-life story.
What do you think? Are Gosling and LaBeouf the perfect choice to play Depression-era, bootlegging siblings? Can Hillcoat and Cave working together do any wrong? Be honest. Which actor is cooler in those two pics above? Give us your take on this story in the comment section below.