In a world where corruption and injustice reign supreme, how far will one man go to find justice? Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg), an ex-cop who lost his promising career to a high-profile shooting, has applied his skills to become a private detective. Knowing Taggart’s reputation of not being afraid to get his hands dirty, Mayor Nicholas Hostetler (Russell Crowe) hires Taggart to discover who his wife (Academy Award-winner Catherine Zeta-Jones) is cheating with. When the man Taggart photographs turns up dead soon after the photo is taken, Taggart realizes what he’s gotten himself into.
Broken City is a story of revenge and redemption, deception and truth. Mayor Hostetler won on a campaign of changing the city — but is his “change” what the city needs? In a desperate race to exonerate his name and free himself from the mayor’s influence, Taggart finds himself enmeshed in a web of political intrigue, real estate scandals, and back-alley dealings. With his life on the line, Taggart must find a way to overcome the mayor’s deep power — or risk losing it all.
Written by Brian Tucker and directed by Allen Hughes, Broken City will be released on January 18, 2013. This 20th Century Fox drama/thriller also stars Barry Pepper and Kyle Chandler. Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual content and violence.