Russell Crowe has signed onto star in Broken City for director Allen Hughes and Emmett/Furla Films.

We reported back in November that Mark Wahlberg signed onto star in Broken City, portraying an ex-cop who is hired by the mayor to find out if his wife is cheating on him. Russell Crowe will play the mayor, whose scandalous city dealings are also uncovered by Mark Wahlberg's character.

Allen Hughes is directing Broken City from a screenplay by Brian Tucker, which made the Black List in 2008. Mark Wahlberg will also produce alongside Stephen Levinson, Randall Emmett, George Furla, and Allen Hughes.

Production is scheduled to start on Broken City in November on a $60 million budget.