Former Dexter star Jennifer Carpenter has signed on to star opposite Vince Vaughn in the indie thriller BRAWL IN CELL BLOCK 99. Bone Tomahawk scribe and Hit List alum S. Craig Zahler is set to direct from his own script. The casting announcement comes shortly after the Tracking Board broke the news of Udo Kier, Fred Melamed, and Geno Segers joining the cast.
The story follows Bradley, a former boxer who loses his job as an auto mechanic as his marriage starts falling apart. In an act of desperation, he works as a drug courier and winds up in jail where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence.
XYZ Films will produce with Dallas Sonnier, Jack Heller, Greg Zuk through Caliber Media. Marco Henry will executive produce.
Carpenter recently starred in the the TV adaptation of Limitless. Her previous film credits include The Exorcism of Emily Rose and The Devil’s Hand.
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This news was first reported by Deadline.