‘Dragged Across Concrete’ Trailer: Disgraced Cops Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Descend Into Underworld

Lionsgate acquired Dragged Across Concrete at Cannes in 2017 and will release the R-rated thriller day-and-date in theaters and VOD on March 22. Written and directed by S. Craig Zahler, the Summit Entertainment pic was produced by Keith Kjarval, Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, Tyler Jackson and Sefton Fincham. It's a production of Unified Pictures and Cinestate in association with Look to the Sky Films and The Fyzz Facility and Realmbuilder Productions.
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The cast also includes Tory Kittles, Michael Jai White, Jennifer Carpenter, Laurie Holden, Fred Melamed, Thomas Kretschmann and Don Johnson. Here is the logline: Two police detectives (Gibson and Vaughn) find themselves suspended after a video of their strong arm tactics is leaked to the media. With little money and no options, the embittered cops descend into the criminal underworld and find more than they wanted waiting in the shadows.
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"There's a reason I'm sitting behind this desk running things and you're out there with a partner that's 20 years younger than you," the boss tells Detective Brett Ridgeman. Here's the first trailer for Dragged Across Concrete, starring Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn in a Hacksaw Ridge reunion. "There's a lot of imbeciles," he reminds. Check it out above.

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Racism is a theme in the film which includes some provocative discussion. I have a right to do my own vision and hope it’s enough to get me to the next one." I’m not chasing the biggest audience. Said Zahler, "I write to my taste, and in terms of reactions people will or may have aren’t really what I’m concerned with. I’m aware there are lines and moments in my films and books and future movies that will land poorly for some people or get people to hate me. That is your right.
Of the reteam, Vaughn said, "Mel is such a terrific filmmaker and Zahler has such a singular voice. With Mel being such a great filmmker, it was great to share the set with these guys." Zahler wanted Gibson for Concrete, and Vaughn encouraged him. He really sets out with a vision and doesn’t compromise on that, in an including wonderful way.
Last year, they were here for Brawl In Cell Block 99 and today will present Dragged Across Concrete out of competition. Vince Vaughn is back at the Venice Film Festival this year with a second-in-a-row starring role in a gritty crime thriller by Bone Tomahawk writer/director S. The film marks another reteam, this one with Mel Gibson who also stars and who previously directed Vaughn in 2016’s triumphant Hacksaw Ridge, which too made its debut on the Lido. Craig Zahler.
It pairs Vaughn and Gibson as cop partners who’ve put away enough criminals to fill two wings of a state penitentiary but don’t play enough politics to be rewarded on the job. Dragged Across Concrete was well-received at its press screenings this morning and at an afternoon press conference. When they're suspended after video of an excessively forceful arrest turns up on the 7 o’clock news, they embark on a dangerous plan to secure their futures.
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Vaughn won strong notices for his turn in last year’s Brawl and noted that Zahler’s characters "are all things. They’re not painted with one idea. You get people who are in conflict but you get to see why and the dualities and complexities of it."
There are multiple storylines that converge with characters played by an ensemble that includes Michael Jai White, Tory Kittles, Udo Kier, Don Johnson, Laurie Holden and Jennifer Carpenter.
The $15M budget was bigger than any Zahler had worked with before. He joked it allowed him to "suffer," but added, "It gave me more days so I could dig into the drama."
"I’m interested in doing pieces where the world of the story is larger than just the plot." Zahler’s influences for Concrete include Stanley Kubrick’s The Killing and Sidney Lumet’s Prince Of The City and Dog Day Afternoon.