Crowe to be Broken City citizen?
Russell Crowe is set for a mayoral role in noir drama Broken City.
The Oscar-winning star would appear alongside Mark Wahlberg in Allen Hughes' independently financed film, reported Deadline.
Mark - who is also producing through his Closest To The Hole company - has been cast as a former cop turned private detective who gets hired by the mayor to discover if his wife is committing adultery.
Penned by Brian Tucker, production is set to begin in November.
Russell, who last appeared in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood and Paul Haggis' thriller The Next Three Days, will next be seen in RZA's upcoming martial arts film, The Man With The Iron Fists with Lucy Liu.
He is also co-starring as Jor-El in the Superman reboot Man Of Steel, to be directed by Zack Snyder.