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Adam B. Vary
November 29, 2011 AT 08:51 PM EST

Emmy winner Kyle Chandler is continuing to parlay his Friday Night Lights MVP status into a series of high-profile movie roles. EW has confirmed Chandler’s joined the cast of Broken City, a political thriller starring Russell Crowe as the mayor of New York who hires a Brooklyn detective (Mark Wahlberg) to find the man his wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones) has been sleeping with. Chandler will play a political operative working with a mayoral candidate played by Barry Pepper. Jeffrey Wright and Griffin Dunne round out the cast of the film, which will be directed by Allen Hughes. [Variety]

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