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.

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.