Actors Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn, both outspoken Hollywood conservatives, are set to star in a movie about police brutality—and some of their left-leaning critics aren’t happy.
The movie, titled “Dragged Across the Concrete,” will be directed by “Bone Tomahawk” director, S. Craig Zahler.
Variety offers a glimpse into what the story is about:
Gibson and Vaughn will play cops who are suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics gets wide attention. They then descend into the criminal underworld to exact vengeance.
Zahler said, “‘Dragged Across Concrete is best suited to my goal of making a heartfelt, surprising, sad, funny, shocking, and memorable world with multiple viewpoints. As is often the case in my novels and screenplays, the protagonists are in perilous circumstances against which they struggle in different and surprising—though logical—ways. I am absolutely thrilled to have Mel and Vince agree to play the lead roles.”
Critics of the conservative actors quickly questioned the director’s choice of actors:
Working Title: YAY FOR BRUTAL COPS https://t.co/tChd3MUXB9
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— George M Johnson (@IamGMJohnson) February 1, 2017
They're paying Mel Gibson (a racist/antisemitic) to "play" a racist on camera https://t.co/OdOojsH0yG
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