Shia LeBeouf and Tom Hardy will play bootlegging prohibition era brothers in thriller 'The Wettest County in the World'.
The pair will star as the Bondurants, a bootlegging family in the prohibition era who repeatedly run into trouble with the authorities.
Although Shia was previously linked to the project, financing issues meant plans to make the movie - set to be directed by John Hillcoat - had been scrapped earlier this year.
Singer Nick Cave has adapted the screenplay from the novel written by Matt Bondurant with shooting set to begin next year.
Along with appearing in 'The Wettest County in the World' Shia's next role will be in the third 'Transformers' movie, 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' to be released next year.