Broken-City-PosterWith a brilliant leading duo in Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, Broken City promises to be an intriguing crime/thriller coming our way next year.

We saw the first trailer land back in October, and with its release in the States just over a month away, Yahoo Movies have released the first clip from the film, giving us a good look at the dynamics between Wahlberg’s and Crowe’s characters.

“In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption–and revenge–after being double-crossed and then framed by its most powerful figure, the mayor (Russell Crowe). Billy’s relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an unstoppable force–and the mayor’s worst nightmare.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones stars as Crowe’s unfaithful wife, with the supporting cast brilliantly completed by Kyle Chandler, Barry Pepper, Jeffrey Wright, and Natalie Martinez.

Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) is making his debut as a solo director, with a script penned by newcomer Brian Tucker, with Hughes producing alongside Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson (Entourage, Boardwalk Empire).

Broken City will be released in the US on 18th January, 2013. Since we last heard from the film, its UK release has been pushed back, and will now be arriving on our shores slightly later on 1st March. But with Wahlberg and Crowe in the leads, it should certainly be worth the wait. For now, here’s the first clip. Enjoy.