In a partnership so good that it’s spawned a second film together, the first pairing of Bone Tomahawk helmer S. Craig Zahler and actor Vince Vaughn is on deck for premieres in Venice and Toronto this season for Brawl In Cell Block 99. The official trailer finally unveiled on Tuesday with more info available at the official website for the upcoming Venice Film Festival which kicks off tomorrow.
A former boxer named Bradley loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to expire. At this crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier. This vocation improves his situation until the terrible day that he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his own ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground.
The actor, currently filming Zahler’s next, Dragged Across Concrete, took to Deadline with a series of anecdotes in praise of the director who also reportedly wrote the film’s soundtrack as performed by The O’Jays along with Butch Tavares and newcomer Adi Armour.
“Zahler doesn’t write in a genre,” he says. “He takes all of these elements and cross-pollinates them and tells a unique story.” Bone Tomahawk, says Vaughn, “was unpredictable and very entertaining, so I was willing to go on this journey with him.”
He continues: “This director is so unique and so talented and such an interesting guy in that he’s very strong in a lot of different professions that complement each other.”
Also starring are Jennifer Carpenter, Don Johnson, Marc Blucas, Udo Kier, Fred Melamed, Mustafa Shakir, Dion Mucciacito, Thomas Guiry, Geno Segers, Devon Windsor and Clark Johnson for the film’s U.S. theatrical release on October 6 and subsequent VoD release on October 13.
Watch the brand new trailer below!