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First trailer for Broken City starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

10.04.2012

Man, it's been raining trailers these past few days, hasn't it?  Not that I'm complaining, especially with the quality of the pics coming down the pipe.  Now, we have director Allen Hughes BROKEN CITY, starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones, which looks to be the perfect kind of material for all involved.  Hughes has done well with the crime thriller genre (MENACE II SOCIETY, DEAD PRESIDENTS) and both Wahlberg and Crowe have had their share of gritty, street-level thrillers along these lines as well.  It's a well-cut trailer, which sells the movie a lot better than the stills and poster we've seen thus far.

Check it out:

I had kind of written this off as a rental when I first heard of it, but this trailer has won me over.  I have to remind myself that Hughes is involved and has proven to have some solid style and grit with his films.  This is his first film sans his brother as directing partner, so it will be interesting to see how this sizes up in comparison to their other flicks. 

Here's the synopsis:

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.

BROKEN CITY hits theaters on January 18, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Welcome back Catherine Zeta-Jones!
Source: Apple

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