There will be nationwide advance previews of the new film on September 5

Nick Cave is set to take part in a special satellite Q&A session following a host of advance screenings of Lawless this Wednesday (September 5).

The frontman of The Bad Seeds has penned the screenplay for the prohibition-era set movie, which stars Tom Hardy, Shia Labeouf, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.

Lawless is officially released on September 7, however, a number of UK cinemas will be showing the film early, when it will be followed by a on-screen Q&A session with screenwriter Cave, director John Hillcoat and star Noah Taylor.

For a list of cinemas taking part in the special screenings, visit Lawlessmoviescreenings.co.uk

The film is based on the novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant, which was adapted by Cave and also features music written by the Grinderman frontman. Lawless follows the story of three brothers who find their bootlegging business under threat.

It is the third time Cave has joined forces with Hillcoat, after they worked together on the 2005 film The Proposition, which was also written by Cave, as well as the 2009 screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel The Road.

Back in December, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds drummer Jim Sclavunos hinted said that he and his bandmates had “neglected” the Bad Seeds but that it was “high time” they started to make music again, suggesting that a follow up to 2008’s ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ could be underway.