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.