Entertainment Weekly have debuted some new stills from the Allen Hughes (one of The Hughes Brothers) directed film, which will see Wahlberg playing a former cop who is hired by New York City’s mayor (Russell Crowe) to tail his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones – who is enjoying somewhat of a big screen renaissance) and find out whether she is having an affair. However, while doing so Wahlberg’s cop uncovers a far bigger corruption scandal and decides to take the mayor down.
The stills show Wahlberg looking troubled/pensieve/determined (*insert adjective that adequately describes Marky Mark’s expression here*) in front of the ever-reliable NYC backdrop, and another with Zeta-Jones being ominously manhandled by Crowe. They don’t tell us an awful lot, but luckily they come with a couple of new quotes that do! Wahlberg tells us to expect “elements of movies I grew up loving, like 'Chinatown': really strong characters, plot points you didn’t see coming.” He also describes the film as a “smart adult movie” while hinting that it cost about $60-70m to make.
We like what we’ve seen and heard so far, and if we’re still drawing “Chinatown” comparisons after the film’s January 13th release then it will have been a job well done for all involved.