Monday, August 08, 2011

Russell Crowe to Co-Star with Mark Wahlberg in Broken City

Mystery and Suspense Movies

Several years ago, there was a lot of talk about an original screenplay by Brian Tucker titled Broken City, and how it might be the next Chinatown. (Now there's a comparison that ought to put pressure on filmmakers!) But then it all sort of died down, until last year when Mark Wahlberg acquired the rights and spoke more seriously about starring in and independently producing the film.

The storyline involves Taggart, an ex-cop-turned-private detective (to be played by Wahlberg), who is hired by the mayor of New York City to see if his wife is cheating on him. Taggart confirms those suspicions, and when the mayor's wife's cheating partner ends up dead, he immerses himself in the mayor's business and uncovers a real estate scandal that involves the politician dealing himself choice city-owned properties.

Now we're learning that a cast is coming together, with Russell Crowe signing on to play the pivotal role of the mayor.

Production on the film may begin as early as this November.

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter.)


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