Here is what Mark Wahlberg had to say about the project:
"There's this other thing, Broken City,' that I want to do... at the end of next year with Allen Hughes directing. It's on the Black List. It's one of the best-unproduced screenplays. It's an amazing piece of material that should attract amazing talents. Hopefully we'll get that thing together. It's a crime, mystery. It's in the same vein as those old classics. Chinatown. Even L.A. Confidential. Films like that."
Brian Tucker wrote the screenplay for Broken City, which is a neo-noir thriller that finds Wahlberg starring as an ex-cop named Billy Taggart, who loses his job after shooting a sixteen year old high school student. Eight years after the incident, Taggart, now a P.I., is hired to investigate the cheating wife of a mayoral candidate.