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Lawless - The Bondurant Boys From Franklin County VA


The movie “Lawless” was released in August 2012.  It tells the story of the Bondurant Boys (Howard, Forrest, and Jack) of Franklin County VA who were involved with moonshining during Prohibition.
The movie is the real life story of Jack Bondurant as told by his grandson, Matt Bondurant in his book “The Wettest County in the World”


Here is a picture of the real Jack Bondurant (on the top), played by Shia Labeouf (on the bottom), in the movie.  He was the father of Jack Bondurant, former BFA treasurer, and grandfather of Matt Bondurant, the author of the book “The Wettest County in the World”.  The movie, “Lawless” was based on this book.  The genealogy of Jack Bondurant in the movie is shown in BFA Newsletter Issue 95. 


Here is a picture of Jack Bondurant (Jack’s son) with Shia Labeouf at the LA Premier of the movie.  On the bottom, Matt Bondurant (the author) and Jack Bondurant are shown with actors, Guy Pierce, Shia Labeouf, and Jason Clarke at the LA Premier.