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quietearth [Celluloid 04.01.08] movie news action

Columbia pictures has picked up the rights to Matt Bondurant's yet to be published novel "The Wettest Country in the World" based on some true life gangster who are actually Bondurant's grandfather and two granduncles. This moonshine gang operated in Franklin County, Virginia. "The novel, to be published by Scribner/Simon & Schuster in October, draws its roots from Bondurant's grandfather and two granduncles, who made up a fierce criminal gang at the center of the country's moonshine trade. The three brothers were eventually killed in 1930 after they refused to join the illegal cartel set up by Commonwealth's Attorney Carter Lee, grandnephew of Robert E. Lee. Carter Lee was subsequently tried for conspiracy." John Hillcoat, who directed The Road which we're all looking forward to, is attached to the project. He also did the Aussie western The Proposition, and whenever I think about that movie I'm always reminded of the Darwin monkey scene, brilliant.

via Variety

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on the sound (14 years ago) Reply

I live a few miles from Franklin County. There is still an ocean of 'shine pouring from those hills.


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Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

the main character of the movie is my great uncle! I'm from Franklin County, and proud!


bootlegging is cool wanna do it (11 years ago) Reply

man I wanna see this so freaking badly been
thinking about it all day for the past few
days now and whenever I listen to old fashioned music which im a fan of I think of
this movie!

im a fan of anything old fashioned and this
is gonna be the perfect movie for me and its
so cool that shia is in it as well!

cant wait to see it and to get the book so
I can read up on it!

wanna watch it right now cant stand waiting
hey we have nothing to watch on the big
screen this summer so hurry up and release
the wettest country in the world on the big
screen next month!

now that would be awesome or as they would
say back then thats shaking baby!

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