Mark Wahlberg and Allen Hughes may join forces on a noir-style drama titled Broken City, Deadline reports. The project is about "an ex-cop turned private detective who is hired by the mayor to see if his wife is cheating on him. 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 dealing himself choice city-owned properties."
The project is still in the early stages of development. Broken City's script had initially been set up at Mandate Pictures but is now being financed by Emmett/Furla Films, and has a $60 million budget. Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Hughes are all serving as producers on the film. We will keep you posted on this news as more information is made available.
Hughes would be a good fit for this after he made the smart decision to jump ship on the Akira feature film. I think Wahlberg is good in these types of roles when he is not doing comedy or drama. What are your thoughts on this news?