Magazine article Screen International

RLJE Films Boards 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'

Magazine article Screen International

RLJE Films Boards 'Brawl in Cell Block 99'

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Thriller to premiere in Venice. XYZ Films handles international sales.

RLJE Films has acquired all North American rights to Brawl In Cell Block 99 and plans to release the film theatrically on October 6.

Following its Venice Film Festival world premiere, the film will screen at the Toronto International Film Festival and Fantastic Fest.

Brawl In Cell Block 99 centres on a former boxer named Bradley who loses his job as an auto mechanic as his troubled marriage is about to end. At a crossroads in his life, he feels that he has no better option than to work for an old buddy as a drug courier.

This improves his situation until the day he finds himself in a gunfight between a group of police officers and his ruthless allies. When the smoke clears, Bradley is badly hurt and thrown in prison, where his enemies force him to commit acts of violence that turn the place into a savage battleground. …

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