John Hillcoat Discusses Next Film, Shia LaBeouf

November 3, 2009

Director John Hillcoat gave an interview recently about his upcoming projects with his collaborator Nick Cave. Now it's looking like they've attached some A-list talent, too...

Atomic Popcorn quotes Hillcoat talking about his next film, The Wettest County in the World:

Yeah it’s west Virginia, moonshine, backwoods, and Prohibition. Nick Cave has written the script and we’ve got a phenomenal cast. Hopefully, but — it’s really tough out there. … Ryan Gosling and Shia LaBeouf. But yeah, I shouldn’t really talk about it cause it’s in the middle of all sorts of stuff.

As for his project The Death of Bunny Munro, it's looking like that's going to be a television series. Hillcoat said that he's trying to get the BBC involved.

It's tricky to imagine Ryan Gosling and Shia LaBeouf in a Hillcoat flick, but if anyone knows how to use A-list talent it's Hillcoat and Cave. Not having seen The Road, Hillcoat's most recent film, it's hard to say whether he's still the master of the post-apocalyptic. But however the cookie crumbles it's just good that the director of The Proposition is continuing to get work.

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