Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn to Star in Crime Thriller

Well, this certainly isn’t a pairing that comes to mind often.

Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn will be starring together in a crime thriller titled Dragged Across Concrete, a project aiming to be sold at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.

This one comes from S. Craig Zahler, who aced it with the fantastic 2015 horror-western Bone Tomahawk.

According to Deadline, the film will find Gibson and Vaughn playing police partners, one older and the other younger and volatile.

The duo is suspended when a video of them strong-arming a suspect leaks to the media. They are then thrust into the criminal underworld. Meanwhile, an ex-con and his childhood friend are introduced to a ruthless crime boss whose plans put the pair in direct conflict with the renegade cops.

Gibson recently directed Vaughn in Hacksaw Ridge, which is up for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Director and Actor (Andrew Garfield).

Before Dragged Across Concrete comes to fruition, we’ll see what Zahler and Vaughn deliver in the currently-filming action-thriller Brawl in Cell Block 99. That film tells of a former boxer-turned-drug runner who lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.

Vaughn will also be seen in The Forgiven, the Apartheid drama starring Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana and Jeff Gum.

Vince Vaughn in ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ | Icon Films