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'Broken City' trailer: Get ready to escape January doldrums with Crowe versus Wahlberg

"This is not what you think it is."

By Kate Erbland Dec 16, 2012 8:25PM
The month of January has typically proven to be a dumping ground for films that, for whatever reason, couldn't hack it during the summer blockbuster crush or the end-of-year awards-bait rush, but the stigma of being a January film has begun to fade. Over the past couple of years, unexpected hits have been released in January, and it's slowly turning into a fertile ground for action-oriented flicks, like "Taken" and "Contraband." After the latter title pulled in a respectable $66 million last year, it's no wonder that Mark Wahlberg hasn't shied away from starring in yet another guns-blazing January release.

In "Broken City," Wahlberg plays an ex-cop who gets a special assignment from the New York City mayor (Russell Crowe) - follow his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and find out who she's having an affair with. Wahlberg's Billy Taggart completes his task handily, but that's not the end of the story, as he soon becomes embroiled in a city-wide scandal that sends Taggart on a quest to avenge his name and get back at the man he thinks is responsible - Crowe's Nicholas Hostetler. 

Crowe versus Wahlberg. Yes, January, that will do quite nicely.

Check out the latest "Broken City" trailer, thanks to MTV, after the break.
"Broken City" opens on January 18, 2013.

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