Bloom has been on hand at the Marché du Film selling its slate, including Bone Tomahawk helmer S. Craig Zahler’s new crime thriller, Dragged Across Concrete. The film is reportedly slated to start production on July 17 in Vancouver and the word now is that Lionsgate has nabbed U.S. distribution rights with Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn starring.
What bad things will good men do for their families?
A stolid, old guard policeman, Ridgeman (Gibson) and his volatile younger partner, Anthony ( Vaughn), find themselves suspended when a video of them strong-arming a suspect becomes the media’s special du jour. Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due.
On the other side of the law, Henry Jones comes home from years in prison to find his mother and disabled brother living in squalor. The ex-convict needs a way to help and to this end, his childhood friend Biscuit introduces him to a ruthless crime boss whose ambitious plans put him and his pal in direct conflict with the two renegade officers.
In the hardboiled world of DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE, who lives, who dies, and who gets rich is a fate written in bullets.
“We are delighted to be working again with Mel Gibson who helmed our double Oscar winnerHacksaw Ridge along with Vince Vaughn and the great production team behind this film,” said Lionsgate president of acquisitions and co-productions Jason Constantine. “It’s a double treat to have screenwriter S. Craig Zahler also direct what will be an intense film for audiences.”