Date: 8th February 2006

Wahlberg to work with Phoenix

Mark Wahlberg has agreed to star in We Own the Night with Joaquin Phoenix.

According to Variety the film is set during a struggle between Gotham cops and Russian gangsters that targeted law officers and their families.

That led the NYPD to hang "We Own the Night" banners in precinct houses and step up their efforts.

Wahlberg and Phoenix will play siblings in a cop-dominated family, with Phoenix the black sheep who ends up managing a Russian mob-controlled nightclub.

Shooting begins in New York in March.

Source: Press Release