The Dark Knight Rises was supposed to present us with British actor Tom Hardy’s best acting role of 2012 – but we’re no longer sure that’s going to be the case after getting a glimpse of his performance in Lawless, which is out in UK cinemas this Friday.

If the official trailer’s anything to go by, Hardy’s performance as Forrest Bondurant could even outmuscle the unforgettable acting displays he delivered in Bronson and Warrior – and that’s no mean feat!

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