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Twentieth Century Fox has set loose these four clips from Allen Hughes’ (From Hell) forthcoming noir-drama, ‘Broken City.’ The film centers on a private detective (Mark Wahlberg) who is hired by the mayor of New York (Russell Crowe) to find out the identity of the mayor’s wife’s (Catherine Zeta-Jones) lover. The lover turns up dead, and the detective finds himself deep into a much wider conspiracy involving his employer.

Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones are joined in ‘Broken City’ by the likes of Barry Pepper, Alona Tal, Chance Kelly, Jeffrey Wright, Kyle Chandler, Justin Chambers, and Natalie Martinez. 20th Century Fox has pencilled in the film for a January 18th release date in the US and a March 1st release in the UK. The official synopsis for ‘Broken City’ is as follows.

“When disgraced cop turned private detective Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) is hired by NYC’s mayor (Russell Crowe) to tail his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones), he uncovers a city-wide conspiracy of corruption, sex, and murder.  With his life threatened at every turn, Billy finds himself faced with an impossible choice, which could have disastrous repercussions for his career and family.”