Apple has released the first trailer for Broken City, a crime thriller starring Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Directed by Allen Hughes, one half of The Hughes Brothers (the directing duo who's most recent effort was 2010's The Book of Eli), the film charts messy extra-marital investigations, dirty politicians, and a cop caught in controversy. Broken City opens January 18th, 2013 and also stars Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper, Kyle Chandler, Justin Chambers, Natalie Martinez, Ambyr Childers, and Griffin Dunne. Synopsis and trailer below.
Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) has a promising career as a New York City cop until the night he is involved in a controversial shooting. Stripped of his badge, but kept out of jail by New York's popular Mayor (Russell Crowe), he re-makes himself as a private investigator. Times are tough, and when the mayor offers Billy $50,000 to investigate the First Lady's (Catherine Zeta Jones) extra-marital activities, it seems like a straight forward payday. Unfortunately, it quickly becomes apparent that the Mayor is not at all what he seems, and for Billy to achieve redemption he will have to risk everything -- possibly even his freedom.