Mark Wahlberg talks Broken City

Mark Wahlberg is eying crime drama Broken City with Book Of Eli co-director Allen Hughes.

The story centres on a private detective who gets drawn into New York City’s corrupt mayoral race.

Speaking to MTV about the project, Wahlberg – who will play lead character Billy Taggart – called it an “amazing piece of material”.

“Broken City I want to do at the end of next year with Allen Hughes directing,” he said. “[It’s] on the Black List. It’s one of the best unproduced screenplays – an amazing piece of material that should attract amazing talent.”

The actor was recently confirmed for the movie based on video game Uncharted.