Allen Hughes, one half of the wildly popular Hughes Brothers directing team, makes his solo directorial debut with a star-studded political drama called Broken City. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
The Hughes brothers, consisting of twins Allen and Albert, have directed numerous films including Menace II Society, Dead Presidents and Book of Eli. The Detroit -born twins were merely 21 years old when Menace II Society was released in 1993. SInce then, they have collaborated on many more movies, commercials and music videos.
In an interview with Deadline, Hughes noted the biggest difference between working with this brother and working alone. “When we took meetings, there were two of us. This is a crazy town and there are very cunning people. As the old saying goes, two heads are better than one,” said Hughes. “That’s what was missing this time around, but I felt comfortable with the moviemaking process. It’s naturally a one-man or -woman gig.”
Broken City will be in theaters January 18, 2013.