'Dexter' Alum Jennifer Carpenter Joins Vince Vaughn in 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'
Jennifer Carpenter, who starred in all seasons of Showtime's Dexter and in the ill-fated Limitless, has joined indie film Brawl in Cell Block 99, to play opposite Vince Vaughn.
S. Craig Zahler, the man behind the successful western Bone Tomahawk, is writing and directing, and the story follows a former boxer who loses his job as an auto mechanic while his trouble marriage enters its final stage. He sees no better option than to join an old friend as a drug courier, he finds himself in a gunfight between police officers and his own allies.
After being badly hurt and thrown in prison, he is forced to commit acts of violence that turn the prison into a savage battleground. It sounds like a gripping premise for a fascinating story, though it sounds like a curious role for Vince Vaughn, whose perhaps only ever played one serious role before - in HBO's True Detective - and to somewhat successful degree.
It's unclear who Carpenter will be playing at this stage.