Lawless (2013)


Lawless is an upcoming film by director Terrence Malick that is highly mysterious, but stars Rooney Mara, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling.

There are almost no plot details on Lawless yet, but speculation has run rampant, with some suggesting that Ryan Gosling and Christian Bale are playing the same character at different times in his life. This doesn’t seem right to me, as they’re not that far apart in ages.

There’s also some who think the two might be involved in a motorcycle gang. Man, I hope it’s a follow up to Grease 2!


Terrence Malick is both writing and directing Lawless, one of two films he’ll direct in 2012, the other called Knight of Cups. It’s also possible that Knight of Cups is related to Lawless. So there’s a lot of crap we just don’t know.

Lawless Trailer

Lawless Release Date



Who’s In It?

Christian Bale
Ryan Gosling
Rooney Mara
Cate Blanchett
Haley Bennett

What’s Good About It?

Terrence Malick is a heck of a director, with films like The Thin Red Line, The New World and The Tree of Life in his filmography. He has a solid cast, and it seems like he’s really eager to work, which is good, as he has generally taken a long time between films in the past.

What’s Bad About It?

Not much known at present.

Our Clever Prediction

I don’t see Lawless being a huge commercial success, but I have no doubt a lot of people will love it and it will be a critical darling. Also, I expect it to look amazing. Malick has an eye for visuals.