Jessica Chastain Joins “Wettest Country”

Jessica Chastain (“The Tree of Life,” “The Help”) will star and Shia LaBeouf has officially signed onto John HIllcoat’s Prohibition-era drama “The Wettest County” for Red Wagon Productions says The Hollywood Reporter.

This Nick Cave-scripted adaptation of Matt Bondurant’s historical crime drama novel, the story is based on the author’s grandfather and two grand-uncles – three infamous brothers who made up a fierce criminal gang at the center of the American South’s moonshine trade.

Hardy and LaBeouf play two of the brothers. Chastain will play Hardy’s love interest, a big city woman now living in a small town who at one time was mixed up with gangsters.

A February 2011 date is being targeted to start production.