Bone Tomahawk director S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99 acquired by RLJE Films
Good news for fans of Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. Craig Zahler as today it was announced that RLJE Films has acquired all North American rights to Zahler’s highly-anticipated film Brawl in Cell Block 99. After the successful collaboration on the critically-acclaimed horror western Bone Tomahawk, RLJE Films, Zahler, producers Jack Heller from ASSEMBLE Media and Dallas Sonnier from Cinestate, unite with IMG Films, on this action-packed film. Los Angeles-based XYZ Films will handle foreign sales and serve as executive producers on the project.
Brawl in Cell Block 99 stars Vince Vaughn (Hacksaw Ridge, True Detective), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Marc Blucas (Underground), Udo Kier (Blade, Flesh for Frankenstein, Melancholia), and Don Johnson (Django Unchained, Miami Vice, A Boy and His Dog). The film will make its World Premiere at the 2017 Venice International Film Festival and will continue on to screen at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest.
RLJE Films plans to release Brawl in Cell Block 99 in theaters on Oct. 6, 2017.
In Brawl in Cell Block 99, a 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.
More news on this blistering film as we get it!