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Exclusive Lawless featurette on Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain

Lawless is hitting DVD and Blu-ray next week, and we’ve got our hands on an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette.

The video clip trains its focus on Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain, two of the most consistently impressive talents working today.

That they shine amid a cast that includes Gary Oldman, Guy Pearce and a slew of character actors is a testament to that talent, and in fact it’s Pearce who leads the tributes to the pair in the featurette.

Brooding from beneath the shade of a wide-brimmed hat, Hardy carves out a character using little more than minimalistic grunts. He plays Forrest, one of the infamous Bondurant brothers, a trio of generally good-natured moonshine brewers who become something of a local legend in ‘30s Virginia.

Despite being seemingly indestructible, Hardy still manages to imbue Forrest with a rough-hewn sensitivity, in much the same way as Chastain finds tender depths beneath city girl Maggie’s sassy front.

Watch Hardy and Chastain discuss their approach to their characters in the exclusive video below:

Lawless is released on Blu-ray and DVD on 14 January 2013 by Momentum Pictures.