Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce, Mia Wasikowska, and Jason Clarke have all joined the cast of The Wettest County in the World for director John Hillcoat. Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, and Jessica Chastain will also star in this upcoming drama.

The script is based on the novel by Matt Bondurant, which looks at his grandfather and two great uncles and their experiences as bootleggers in Prohibition-era Virginia. Guy Pearce will play a deputy who violently goes after the Bondurant clan and Gary Oldman will play a gangster who gets the Bondurants started in the bootlegging game. Mia Wasikowska will play Shia LaBeouf's love interest, while Jason Clarke is portraying the brother of Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy's characters.

John Hillcoat will direct from a script by Nick Cave, who adapted the Matt Bondurant novel. The Wettest County in the World is currently in pre-production with filming to start on February 28 in Georgia.