The Hacksaw Ridge director and star have teamed up once again for a film that literally nobody asked for.
With police brutality in the USA still very much a horrifying issue, especially with the current political climate, Dragged Across Concrete will be framing it in the context of a thriller.
S. Craig Zahler is in the director’s chair, and the story follows two cops (Gibson as the older, more experienced officer, and Vaughn as his younger, volatile partner) who are suspended when footage of their overly violent tactics are leaked online and plastered across the news. With money running low and their reputations in shreds, they head for the criminal underworld - and find more than they bargained for.
Now, we all know that Gibson has been a controversial figure, to put it lightly. Putting someone who has been unapologetically racist in the past at the forefront of a film discussing an issue that primarily affects African Americans might be one of the worst casting decisions in cinema history. We’ll see how it does commercially, but I’m guessing not very well.
But if you want to see more of the two, Gibson directed Vaughn in Hacksaw Ridge, which is currently in cinemas.