Russell Crowe is set to star in Broken City directed by Allen Hughes. Deadline reports that Crowe will star alongside Mark Wahlberg in the independently financed noir drama, with filming beginning in November. Brian Tucker wrote the script that has Wahlberg playing "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 film has a budget of $60 million, which will be financed by Emmett/Furla Films. Wahlberg is producing the film under his Closest to the Hole banner, while Stephen Levinson is via Leverage. Randall Emmett, George Furla and Hughes are also producing.
Crowe will have a small role in Man of Steel as Jor-El. He just wrapped The Man With The Iron Fists. I am excited to see Crowe on screen again in some pretty cool films. What are your thoughts on this news?