Monday, August 8, 2011

Russell Crowe joins 'Broken' cop drama

CroweRussell Crowe has come on board indie cop drama "Broken" opposite Mark Wahlberg with Allen Hughes directing.Production's set to start in November. Crowe's deal closed Monday. He's on board one board to play the mayor who hires a detective to investigate whether his wife is cheating, leading to a murder of her partner and the uncovering a real estate scandal. Brian Tucker penned the script, which was on the- 2008 Black List script "City" is financed by Emmett/Furla Films at a $60 million budget. Producers are Mark Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Allen Hughes Emmett/Furla Films just financed with Wild Bunch's "Lay The Favorite" and is in production on "Fire With Fire." It's financing and producing with Amber Entertainment thriller "The Frozen Ground," centered on the investigation of notorious serial killer Robert Hansen, with John Cusack and Nicolas Cage attached. It's also shooting "End of Watch" with Jake Gyllahaal and co- fincanced with Exclusive," and "Alex Cross," co-financed with QED. Crowe has been tapped for the part of Superman's father in "Man of Steel." He's repped by WME. Contact Dave McNary at

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