Hey, here's something interesting: Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn have signed on to co-headline Dragged Across Concrete, for director S. Craig Zahler (Bone Tomahawk, the upcoming Brawl In Cell Block 99). The film, a gritty crime thriller, will reunite Gibson and Vaughn after their recent work together on Hacksaw Ridge.
Here's how they're describing the film over at The Hollywood Reporter:
The script centers on two policemen, one an old-timer (Gibson), the other his volatile younger partner (Vaughn), who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows.
OK, first of all: Dragged Across Concrete is an outstanding name for a movie. After Bone Tomahawk and Brawl In Cell Block 99, I think it's fair to say that Zahler has the market cornered in terms of badass, tough-guy titles. When the time comes, I will be asking him to name my autobiography.
Secondly: this entire project is being shephered by by Bone Tomahawk producers Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller, and represents the latest extension of that pair's working relationship with Zahler. We're fans of these guys and look forward to whatever they've got planned, and we're also intrigued to see Mel Gibson - as you know, no stranger to violent movies - getting into the mix.
Anyway, we'll be back with more Dragged Across Concrete updates as they roll in. Stay tuned.