In follow-up to his bold and brazenly violent Brawl in Cell Block 99, starring an unrecognisable Vince Vaughn, which in turn followed furious debut feature Bone Tomahawk, comes S Craig Zahler’s Dragged Across Concrete. Zahler returns with Vaughn as Anthony Lurasetti and adds to his testosterone-fulled lead cast a world-weary Mel Gibson as fellow city cop Brett Ridgeman and Tory Kittles (American Heist, True Detective) as Henry Johns. He continues to display his particular craft for impressively extensive set-pieces, horror-thriller-gore genre mash-up and slow-burn drama in this dark representation of the morally twisted and grotesque underbelly of a corrupt society.
We sat down with S Craig Zahler and actor Tory Kittles to discuss the director’s idiosyncratic approach to movie-making, how he sees the representation and power of violence on screen and what the film’s impact might be on viewers.
By Sarah Bradbury. First published on The Upcoming on 19th April 2019.
Dragged Across Concrete is released nationwide on 19th April 2019.