Production Weekly reports that Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with his The Yards director, James Gray for We Own the Night, an epic crime drama penned by Gray.

The storyline is set against the turbulent world of Russian organized crime and an embattled NYC Police Department in the 1980s. A Russian narcotics gang has a hit list of NYPD officers and it is up to Joseph, a night club manager, to save his brother Bobby and father who are next on his list.

Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes are alos attached to the film, scheduled to big production in new York next month.