In the story, Craig Davidson conjures a savage world populated by fighting dogs, prizefighters, sex addicts, and gamblers. The twenty-seven bones of the title story are the bones in a boxer's hands; once broken, they never heal properly, and the fighter's career descends to bouts that have less to do with sport than with survival: no referee, no rules, not even gloves. In "A Mean Utility" we enter an even more desperate arena: dogfights where Rottweilers, pit bulls, and Dobermans fight each other to the death.
The film will be produced by Pascal Caucheteux and will co-star Matthias Schoenarts, Céline Sallette, and Bouli Lanners.
Rust and Bone begins filming this fall in the south of France and Belgium.
Do you like this story?
BEST OF THE WEB