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Allen Hughes Directing Mark Wahlberg to "Broken City"

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    Will Ferrell, left, and Mark Wahlberg in Columbia Pictures' comedy "The Other Guys"

    Mark Wahlberg has taken a break from talking about "The Fighter 2" long enough to sign on for another film.

    Wahlberg will star in "Broken City," the 2008 Black List script by Bryan Tucker, about “A New York private investigator [who] gets sucked into a shady mayoral election,” reported Deadline. Allen Hughes, who has yet to make a film without his brother Albert, serving as co-director, will be behind the camera.

    "The Fighter"

    [NATL] "The Fighter"
    Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams star in the new film from director David O.Russell (""Three Kings") about the rise of boxer "Irish" Mickey Ward. (Published Thursday, Sep 16, 2010)

    Wahlberg already has "Contraband," a remake of "Reykjavik-Rotterdam" (widely considered the greatest drug-smuggling film to come out of Iceland) in the can, awaiting a March 16, 2012, release. And he's currently filming "Ted," about a grown man's relationship with his foul-mouthed teddy bear. with "Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane.

    Wahlberg's also been putting together the cast for a reunion with "Fighter" director David O. Russell, "The Silver Linings Playbook." It tells the story of a man fresh out of a mental institution who commits himself to getting healthy and winning back his estranged wife. Of late Russell has considered pretty much every hot young actress in Hollywood: Elizabeth Banks, Kirsten Dunst, Blake Lively, Rooney Mara, Rachel McAdams, Andrea Riseborough, Olivia Wilde, and Jennifer Lawrence. Robert De Niro is rumored to be on board, too.

    Wahlberg and Ferrell Are "The Other Guys"

    [NATL] Wahlberg and Ferrell Are "The Other Guys"
    This new action-comedy from "Step Brothers" director Adam McKay stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as a couple of in-over-their heads crime-fighters. It's due out Aug. 6. (Published Monday, Apr 12, 2010)

    And to be fair, we'd love to see a "Fighter 2," there's a lot more to that story left to be told.