In a city full of corruption who do you call? Mark Wahlberg, of course. The actor has seemingly become a staple for the generic cop drama/thriller genre and after surprising last January with the entertaining thriller Contraband, his latest entry comes in the form of Broken City.

Aided by some Kanye West, we’ve got the first trailer for the Allen Hughes-directed drama and while I like putting Wahlberg up against Russell Crowe, it looks to be a fairly run-of-the-mill drama. Like Contraband, hopefully this one surprises when it comes to the final product. Check it out below for the film also starring Catherine Zeta-Jones, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright and Kyle Chandler.


Mark Wahlberg as an ex-cop-turned-private detective who is hired by the mayor (Russell Crowe) to see if his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) 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 mayor dealing himself choice city-owned properties.

Broken City arrives on January 18th.

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