Twentieth Century Fox has closed its deal to acquire Allen Hughes' Broken City--starring Russell Crowe, Mark Whalberg and Catherine Zeta-Jones--and will release the film on Jan. 18, 2013.
Financed by Emmett/Furla films, the $60 million pic tells the story of an ex-cop (Whalberg) who is hired by the mayor of New York City (Crowe) to follow the politican's wife (Zeta-Jones). After the detective confirms the mayor's fears that his wife is cheating on him, the wife's paramour turns up dead and a larger scandal begins to surface.
Whalberg, Hughes, Randall Emmett, George Furla and Stephen Levinson are producing.
January 2013 may be two years away, but the Jan. 18-21 weekend, the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, is already crowded. Broken City will go up against Lionsgate's Arnold Schwarzenegger starrer The Last Stand and Summit Entertainment's Louis Leterrier thriller Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson and Mark Ruffalo.
Steven Soderbergh's Channing Tatum-Alex Pettyfer starrer Magic Mike also got a release date on Thursday, with Warner Bros. announcing it will open the film--about exotic male dancers--on June 29, 2012. The project is based on the real-life experiences of Tatum, who stripped for nearly a year when he was 18 to make ends meet.
Tatum, who is also producing, will appear as the film's titular character--a mentor to the dancer played by Pettyfer. The film also stars Betsy Brandt.
Also producing are Nick Wechsler, Gregory Jacobs and Reid Carolin.