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Jeffrey Wright Joins Cast Of Allen Hughes' Crime Thriller "Broken City"

by Tambay A. Obenson
November 18, 2011 6:21 PM
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Jeffrey Wright has joined the cast of Allen Hughes' reported $60 million crime thriller Broken City, which already stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper and others.

In the New York City-set film, described as a noir-style drama, Wahlberg stars as an ex-cop turned private detective who is hired by a local powerful politician (played by Crowe) 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.

Jeffrey Wright will play the city's police commissioner who has a "complicated history" with the Crowe's powerful politician.

The film is scheduled for a January 2013 release by 20th Century Fox, so we've still got some time to wait for this one.

Jeffrey Wright was last seen in George Clooney's Ides of March, which is still in theaters. Up next for him is a role in Stephen Daldry's Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, which opens over the X-mas holiday.

This is the first time Wright and Hughes have hooked up on a project.

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  • ccc | November 26, 2011 2:31 AMReply

    Take Wahlberg out!

  • urbanauteur | November 21, 2011 7:42 PMReply

    Whatz wrong with this pix..?, JW should be the lead and Roman Polanski should be directing albeit his iPad..:)

  • Betty Chambers | November 20, 2011 10:02 PMReply

    Sounds like the plot from a Walter Mosley book or an episode of Blue Bloods (with the other Wahlberg)....

  • Mecca | November 18, 2011 8:43 PMReply

    Terrific cast?

    Why is Wahlberg still getting lead roles? He can't act 4 sh*t! Excuse my language.

  • CHJ | November 18, 2011 8:36 PMReply

    Fantastic Choice! I'm a tremendous fan of Jeffery Wright!

  • karen | November 18, 2011 7:23 PMReply

    He is the best!!!

  • Neziah | November 18, 2011 7:16 PMReply

    Damn, that's a terrific cast, and knowing the Hughes, they'll take full advantage of that talent.

  • DM | November 18, 2011 7:08 PMReply

    I'm In....

  • MiddleMyatt | November 18, 2011 6:33 PMReply

    JW -- Always an Asset to Any Project He's In!

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