The Wettest County in the World is a depression era tale of bootlegging. It’s set in Franklin County, Virginia which has long been known as the moonshine capital of the world.
The movie is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant. The novel, which is based on the true story of Bondurant’s grandfather and two great-uncles, is set in Prohibition-era Virginia. The story details the life of the Bondurant boys, moonshine running brothers who take the law into their own hands.
The movie is currently in pre-production and has been cast. It’s staring Tom Hardy, Mia Wasikowska, Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf, Guy Pearce, Jason Clarke, Jessica Chastain, Dane DeHaan.