The Weinstein Company has set an April 20, 2012 release date for Shia LaBeouf and Tom Hardy-starring bootlegging film The Wettest County.

Directed by John Hillcoat, The Wettest County was eyeing a release by the end of the year, but with The Weinstein Company's full awards season plate, the release has been pushed well into 2012.

The film is based on a script by musician and writer Nick Cave which is based on "The Wettest County in the World" by Matt Bondurant. The book tells of Bondurant's own grandfather and great-uncles, who ran a depression-era moonshine/bootlegging business.