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Vince Vaughn joins Brawl in Cell Block 99 from Bone Tomahawk director

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Vince Vaughn has signed on to appear in the prison-set thriller Brawl in Cell Block 99. The film is director S. Craig Zahler’s follow-up to last year’s acclaimed Kurt Russell-starring cannibal Western, Bone Tomahawk.

Vaughn will play a former boxer named Bradley who loses his job as an auto mechanic and goes to work as a drug courier for an old friend. This vocation 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.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 will be produced by Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller for Caliber Media, with XYZ Films executive-producing. The film, which is being described as a brutal action-thriller, is set to begin production at the end of the summer.

You can see a trailer for Zahler’s Bone Tomahawk, below.