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Nick Cave wrote the screenplay for ‘Lawless’ which opens next week; he contributed to the soundtrack too (stream)

Lawless

As you may know, Nick Cave has a few ventures outside of the recording studio and his latest is as screenwriter for Lawless, the follow-up to his brutal western The Proposition (both directed by John Hillcoat):

LAWLESS is the true story of the infamous Bondurant Brothers: bootlegging siblings who made a run for the American Dream in Prohibition-era Virginia. In this epic gangster tale, inspired by true-life tales of author Matt Bondurant’s family in his novel “The Wettest County In The World”, the loyalty of three brothers is put to the test against the backdrop of the nation’s most notorious crime wave.

Look for the film, which features a stellar cast of Tom Hardy (Bane in The Dark Knight Rises), Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce and Jessica Chastain, opens in the U.S. on Wednesday, August 29. Trailer for the film is below.

In addition, Nick Cave and musical partner in crime Warren Ellis also contributed to the soundtrack, which hits one day earlier (8/28) and is currently up for preorder via iTunes and in physical formats. Stream the new track “Burnin'” below.

‘Lawless’ trailer

Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – “Burnin'”

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