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Updated on September 10, 2012 - Film opens 1/18/2013

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9/10/2012: The Blurb that goes with the Broken City picture at EW: Zeta-Jones and Crowe Are Politically Incorrect in Broken City -- In City, Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) hires Taggart to find out if his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) is having an affair. In the course of the investigation, Taggart begins to uncover hidden corruption and decides to try to take the mayor down. Wahlberg also served as producer on the film. ''It's a rare thing in this day. [Studios] don't mind spending [$250] million to make The Lone Ranger, but they're hard-pressed to spend $60 or $70 million to make an adult movie,'' he says. ''But I think there's definitely still an audience for a smart adult movie.'' — Josh Rottenberg 

9/8/2012 - EW has a page on Broken City - Thanks, Cindy

11/28/2011 - Coming Soon: Kyle Chandler Moves to Broken City - Thanks, Ellen

10/27/2011: NOLA.com: Preproduction -- Emmett/Furla Films feature film Broken City starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe will shoot November 13, 2011 to January 26, 2012 in New Orleans. - Thanks, Bernie

The Hollywood Reporter: Mark Wahlberg-Russell Crowe's 'Broken City' to Hit Theaters Jan. 18, 2013 - Thanks, Steph

9/30/2011 - Nola.com: Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe to shoot thriller 'Broken City' in New Orleans - Thanks, Ellen

MTV: Mark Wahlberg Talks 'Fighter' Sequel, Wahlburgers He also reveals that Catherine Zeta-Jones just signed on to join him and Russell Crowe in 'Broken City.'- "This fall, Wahlberg is headed to New York to shoot "Broken City," a noir drama in which he'll play a private detective hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to investigate whether his wife is cheating on him. "I think Catherine Zeta-Jones just signed on to be Russell's wife," Wahlberg told us." - Thanks, Cindy

The Playlist: Russell Crowe Becomes A Citizen Of ‘Broken City’ With Mark Wahlberg

Deadline Hollywood.com: Russell Crowe Signs On For Mayoral Run In 'Broken City' EXCLUSIVE: Russell Crowe is set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Allen Hughes-directed independently financed noir drama Broken City. Production begins in November. Wahlberg plays an ex-cop-turned-private detective who is hired by the mayor (the role Crowe will play) to see if his wife is cheating on him. The private eye confirms those suspicions, and when the mayor's wife's cheating partner ends up dead, the private eye immerses himself in the mayor's business and uncovers a real estate scandal that involves the pol dealing himself choice city-owned properties. The script by Brian Tucker made the 2008 Black List script. The $60 million film will be financed by Emmett/Furla Films. Wahlberg is producing through his Closest to the Hole banner, Stephen Levinson through Leverage, and Randall Emmett, George Furla and Hughes are also producing. Wahlberg and Levinson, partners on Entourage and Boardwalk Empire, just wrapped the drama Contraband.Thanks, Cindy, Judith, Steph - Page at the IMDb --- From gointothestory.com: "Set against the backdrop of contemporary New York, story centers a former cop-turned-P.I., who, while attempting to turn his life around, finds himself thrust in the middle of the seedy backroom politics of a corrupt mayoral election."

Russell Crowe has now taken the co-starring role opposite Wahlberg in the gritty crime thriller. The excellent 2008 Black List script by Brian Tucker (spoilers!) is a neo-noir as dark as night, following Billy Taggart, an ex-cop thrown off the force after shooting a 16-year-old kid. Eight years on, he’s working as a private detective, and is hired by the colorful incumbent in the New York mayoral race to investigate his wife’s infidelity but Taggart digs up much, much more including a shady real estate deal in a story of city corruption that is not unlike “Chinatown.”

Cast:

Russell Crowe - The Mayor
Mark Wahlberg - Billy Taggart
Catherine Zeta-Jones - The Mayor's wife

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