First Images from BROKEN CITY Starring Russell Crowe and Guillermo del Toro-produced MAMA

     September 9, 2012

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Some debut images from a couple of upcoming releases have hit the web.  First up, the first two images from director Allen Hughes’ (The Book of Eli) political thriller Broken City highlight stars Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Mark Wahlberg.  The story centers on a private detective (Wahlberg) who is hired to identify the lover of a powerful politician’s (Crowe) wife.  Zeta-Jones is onboard as said unfaithful wife, and Wahlberg—who also serves as a producer on the film—compares the pic’s elements of “really strong characters [and] plot points you didn’t see coming” to Roman Polanski’s classic Chinatown.  The pic opens on January 18th, 2013.

We’ve also got the first images from the horror film Mama, which was directed by Andres Muschietti based on his own short film.  Jessica Chastain and Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau topline the thriller as a couple who take in their neice and nephew after the children mysteriously surface five years after disappearing on the day of their mother’s murder.  The supernatural pic comes from producer Guillermo del Toro and also opens on January 18th, 2013.  Hit the jump to take a look at the images.

All images come via EW, to which Wahlberg talked about the increasing scarcity of films made for adults:

“It’s a rare thing in this day. [Studios] don’t mind spending [$250] million to make The Lone Ranger, but they’re hard-pressed to spend $60 or $70 million to make an adult movie. But I think there’s definitely still an audience for a smart adult movie.”

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Here’s the synopsis for Mama:

Guillermo del Toro presents Mama, a supernatural thriller that tells the haunting tale of two little girls who disappeared into the woods the day that their mother was murdered.  When they are rescued years later and begin a new life, they find that someone or something still wants to come tuck them in at night.

The day their father killed their mother, sisters Victoria and Lilly vanished near their suburban neighborhood.  For five long years, their Uncle Lucas (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and his girlfriend, Annabel (Jessica Chastain), have been madly searching for them.  But when, incredibly, the kids are found alive in a decrepit cabin, the couple wonders if the girls are the only guests they have welcomed into their home.

As Annabel tries to introduce the children to a normal life, she grows convinced of an evil presence in their house.  Are the sisters experiencing traumatic stress, or is a ghost coming to visit them?  How did the broken girls survive those years all by themselves?  As she answers these disturbing questions, the new mother will find that the whispers she hears at bedtime are coming from the lips of a deadly presence.

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