Universal Pictures has bought the rights for the crime drama, We Own the Night which is also attached to Mark Cuban's 2929 Productions.
The film is written and directed by James Gray and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes. The Hollywood Reporter says We Own the Night is set in the 1980s during a violent struggle between New York police and brutal Russian mobsters who targeted officers and their families. Phoenix and Wahlberg play brothers, one a cop, the other the black sheep of the family who manages a nightclub controlled by the mob.
Production is currently underway in New York; a 2007 release date is scheduled.