Director Allen Hughes and Mark Wahlberg Move to 'Broken City'
Though plenty of fans were disappointed to learn that Mark Wahlberg would step into the role of Nathan Drake for David O. Russell's adaptation of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, maybe a different project with the actor will interest you. In an interview with MTV, Wahlberg revealed that he has his sights set upon Broken City, a project that would pair the actor up with director Allen Hughes, one-half of the Hughes Brothers directing duo behind films like The Book of Eli and Menace II Society. Wahlberg describes the film as a neo noir/crime thriller/mystery in the same vein as Chinatown or L.A. Confidential. Details on the story below!
The actor says the plan is to shoot the film towards the end of 2011. You may remember the screenplay for Broken City appeared on the 2008 Black List of the best unproduced screenplays, so this project certainly has some potential. The story follows Billy Taggart (Wahlberg), an ex-cop who got tossed from the force for shooting a 16-year-old kid. Eight years later, a shady mayoral candidate hires Taggart, who's now working as a private dick, to investigate his wife's infidelity. Much like L.A. Confidential, there's likely a mess of shady dealings, violence, sex, deception and more. The only question that remains is whether or not Allen Hughes will be busy helping his brother with Akira, but word on the street is his brother Albert will primarily be responsible for the live-action adaptation should Warner Bros. ever get it off the ground. What do you think?