BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 Lands A U.S. October Release From RLJE Films


Bone Tomahawk helmer, novelist and acclaimed filmmaker S. Craig Zahler is currently filming his latest crime thriller, Dragged Across Concrete, starring Vince Vaughn and Mel Gibson. In the meantime, his newly completed actioner, Brawl In Cell Block 99 is well on its way with upcoming festival premieres in Venice and Toronto, as well as its forthcoming U.S. theatrical release on October 6, 2017 from RLJ Entertainment's RLJE Films.

Brawl In Cell Block 99 teams Zahler with Vaughn who plays Bradley, a down-and-out boxer at a crossroads with no job and a marriage nearing its end. When he finds work as a drug courier for an old friend, his respite good luck goes south in the wake of an explosive gun battle with cops and his own cohorts, injuring him and landing him in prison where he'll be forced to commit acts of violence turn the facility into a savage battleground.

Also starring are Jennifer Carpenter, Marc Blucas, Udo Kier, and Don Johnson with Assemble Media's Jack Heller and Cinestate's Dallas Sonnier, and IMG Films producing. XYZ Films are the executive producers and will handle international sales. Ward and Jess De Leo from RLJE negotiated the deal with Sonnier, Heller, and WME on behalf of the filmmakers.

"With the announced Venice, Toronto and Fantastic Fest premieres, the verdict is in. S. Craig Zahler has done it again," said Mark Ward, RLJE Film's chief acquisitions officer. "Considering the success of Bone Tomahawk and the stellar performance by Vince Vaughn, we couldn't be more thrilled to reunite and bring BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99 to audiences."

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