It was recently confirmed that Mark Wahlberg will be reteaming with director David O. Russell for the video game adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Wahlberg has now revealed that he's also looking to take on a neo-noir film called Broken City set to be directed by Allen Hughes of the Hughes Brothers (Book of Eli).
Here's what Wahllberg told MTV in a recent interview:
There's this other thing, 'Broken City,' that I want to do... at the end of next year with Allen Hughes directing," Wahlberg said, "[It's] on the Black List. It's one of the best unproduced screenplays... [It's] an amazing piece of material that should attract amazing talents. Hopefully we'll get that thing together."
The film was written by Brian Tucker, and it centers on a cop-turned-P.I. who finds himself thrust into the seedy backroom politics of a corrupt mayoral election. Wahlberg goes on to explain, "It's in the same vein as those old classics," comparing it to Chinatown and the more contemporary L.A. Confidential.
This sounds like an interesting film. I love film noir so if this turns out to be anything like the old school noir classics, then you can count me in!
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