Broken City has Crowe and Wahlberg going at it
It's funny that IMDB has a credit for The Hughes Brothers both Allen and Albert and so the director of Broken City Allen Hughes, doesn't on the face of it appear to have a strong list of credits, until you see the "as The Hughes Brothers" link.
Menace II Society, Dead Presidents, From Hell, the American version of Touching Evil, and most recently The Book of Eli. So with those under his belt it's no surprise that the well cast Broken City looks powerfully charged.
Allen Hughes directs Russell Crowe, Mark Wahlberg, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright and Barry Pepper in a thriller about an ex-cop caught up in corruption and double crossing, finding himself right in the middle of it and under the control of the corrupt and dangerous Mayor.
Here's the blurb for Broken City:
In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption--and revenge--after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor (Russell Crowe). Billy's relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force--and the mayor's worst nightmare.
The trailer for Broken City is even better than all that reads. It's a powerful trailer that seems a little broken itself, breaking from the normal storytelling process that so many of these trailers do follow but also working really well to deliver a dark and tight thriller.
On the strength of this trailer for Broken City which you can see on Apple Trailers through First Showing and can be seen below through YouTube, I have to say I'm very excited to catch this when it gets released in January next year.