Casting Bits: Catherine Zeta-Jones in ‘Broken City’; ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘The Killing’ Stars Frontrunners for ‘Arthur & Lancelot’
Posted on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 by Angie Han
Catherine Zeta-Jones has had a slow couple of years, but the Chicago actress stepping it up again. She recently wrapped three films — Lay the Favorite, Playing the Field, and Rock of Ages, all of which are due out next year — and has now landed one more. Zeta-Jones recently finalized a deal to star opposite Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe in Broken City, a noirish tale directed by Allen Hughes. The script, by Brian Tucker, revolves around a Brooklyn detective (Wahlberg) who’s hired by the mayor (Crowe) to find out if his wife (Zeta-Jones) is cheating on him. Then things take a turn for the Chinatown-esque as the wife’s lover ends up dead and a major conspiracy begins to unravel.
Zeta-Jones’ last high-profile project was 2007’s No Reservations, so it’s great to see her coming back to the big screen in full force. Broken City is scheduled to begin shooting next month in New York City. [Deadline]
After the jump, Warner Bros. turns to two rising TV stars for David Dobkin’s Arthur & Lancelot.