Director S. Craig Zahler, who has been making genre audiences squirm since his ultra-violent Western Bone Tomahawk in 2015, is back with Dragged Across Concrete and he’s bringing Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson along for an undoubtedly bloody ride. Collider is happy to premiere the first trailer for the film, which sees Vaughn and Gibson as two suspended cops who find themselves over their head in the shadowy criminal underworld.
The film is a reunion for Zahler and Vaughn, who starred in the filmmaker’s 2017 prison drama Brawl in Cell Block 99. That was a tough film to watch—at least without looking away from several face stompings—but based on the trailer Dragged Across Concrete seems a bit more lighthearted. Well, as lighthearted as Zahler can go, with a film that looks to be relying on the chemistry between Gibson and Vaughn as much as the machine gun shootouts. As Gibson himself says late in the trailer: “Start the party.”
The film also stars Jennifer Carpenter (The Exorcism of Emily Rose), Don Johnson (Django Unchained), Tory Kittles (True Detective), and Michael Jai White (The Dark Knight).
Check out the trailer below, plus a brand new poster for the film. Dragged Across Concrete hits theaters on March 22.
Here is the official synopsis for Dragged Across Concrete:
DRAGGED ACROSS CONCRETE follows two police detectives who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered policemen descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.
Summit Entertainment presents, a Unified Pictures production, a Cinestate production, in association with Look to the Sky Films and The Fyzz Facility, in association with Realmbuilder Productions. The film will be released in theaters and on demand on March 22nd, 2019.