Vince Vaughn was at the Venice Film Festival last year for the world premiere of Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” and now he’s set to return this year with what could be his most savage role to date. The actor is front and center in “Brawl in Cell Block 99,” the new film from breakout “Bone Tomahawk” director S. Craig Zahler. Jennifer Carpenter and Don Johnson co-star.
The official synopsis reads: “Former boxer named Bradley (Vince Vaughn) loses his job as an auto mechanic, and his troubled marriage is about to end. 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 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.”
Zahler has already proved he’s got what it takes to make us see actors in a new light (check out Kurt Russell’s work in “Tomahawk”), and trailer for “Brawl in Cell Block 99” looks like we’re getting a version of Vaughn we’ve never quite seen before on the big screen.
The film is also playing TIFF and Fantastic Fest next month before opening October 6. Watch the trailer below.