February 1, 2017


Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Are Making a Police Brutality Movie, And They're the Cops


Bad news first: Mel Gibson's Hollywood comeback rolls onward.

Good news time: Mel Gibson's Hollywood comeback could be derailed with divine quickness if his next acting gig, Dragged Across Concrete, "a crime thriller about police brutality," is as tone-deaf as it 100 percent will be. 

Gibson will co-star with Vince Vaughn, his partner in mean-mugging the god Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes as she spoke out against bigotry and xenophobia in the Donald Trump era. Led by S. Craig Zahler, who directed Vaughn in Brawl in Cell Block 99, the two will play cops "who find themselves suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics become the media's cause du jour," The Hollywood Reporter writes. But read the rest of what the "old-timer" and "volatile younger partner" will get up to: 

"Low on cash and with no other options, these two embittered soldiers descend into the criminal underworld to gain their just due, but instead find far more than they wanted awaiting them in the shadows."


Vaughn appears in Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge, the verified racist's first directorial gig in a decade. It got six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. Hollywood's storied history of never fucking up remains intact.

Next, listen to the latest episode of our hip-hop/pop culture podcast Back of the Class; we have it on good authority that it's great: