NEWS: Guy Pearce joins new John Hillcoat film

10 February 2011

John Hillcoat is set to begin shooting his latest film, The Wettest Country in the World, on February 28, Film Junk reports. Scripted by Nick Cave from Matt Bondurant's novel, the film follows "bootlegging siblings who take the law into their own hands" during the Prohibition era. Guy Pearce, who played the lead in Hillcoat's 2005 film The Proposition and a brief role in 2009's The Road, has signed onto the film along with Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska. The cast already included Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy.