“Broken City” to Film on the Lower East Side Sunday

Posted on: November 18th, 2011 at 11:13 am by

Get ready fellow Lower East Siders, Marky Mark, Russell Crowe, and Catherine Zeta-Jones are in all likelihood coming to the neighborhood. The new movie in which they star, Broken City, is slated to film on Eldridge and Forsyth (south of East Houston) all day Sunday.  That’s right, a rare weekend shoot.  Requisite “no parking” signs are already holding court in the immediate vicinity.

Broken City was last spotted filming in Dumbo, where residents were pissed about the presence.  Commenters on Gothamist jokingly, but sorta seriously, wanted to “occupy” the set.  The film follows an ex-cop who trails the wife of New York City’s mayor, and finds himself immersed in a larger scandal.

Meanwhile, Mark Wahlberg at hist best:

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