Filmmaker Tim Sutton (‘Dark Night,’ ‘Memphis’) is set to take the director’s chair for ‘Donnybrook,’ a gritty indie thriller that has Jamie Bell (‘6 Days’), Frank Grillo (‘Wheelman’), Margaret Qualley (‘Death Note’) and James Badge Dale (‘Spectral’) starring.
Described by THR as “a backwoods version of ‘Fight Club’ meets ‘True Romance,’ the film follows Jarhead Earl (Bell), a young man who, in order to help his family, competes in Donnybrook, a legendary bare-knuckle brawl where a $100,000 prize goes to the last man standing.
Grillo will take on the role of Chainsaw Angus, a murderous drug dealer with serious anger issues, with Qualley playing his sister, Delia. Badge Dale will play a crooked cop with a drug habit.
Principal photography kicks off next week in Cincinnati, with David Lancaster of Rumble Films producing.