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February 2006

Mendes joins Walken, Phoenix, Wahlberg in "We Own the Night"
Feb. 16, 2006
Source: Variety

Christopher Walken and Eva Mendes are set to join Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Wahlberg in "We Own the Night," the 2929 Prods.-financed drama written and to be directed by James Gray.

The film is set against the turbulent world of Russian organized crime and an embattled New York City Police Department in the 1980s, a Russian narcotics gang has a hit list of NYPD officers and it is up to Joseph, a night club manager to save his brother Bobby and father who are next on this list.

Walken will play the patriarch of a cop family. While one son followed in his footsteps, the other is the black sheep who's become manager of a club controlled by the Russian mob. Mendes will play the love interest of the manager, who is caught up in the nightclub world.

Walken, who'll next be seen in "Click," is shooting the Barry Levinson-directed "Man of the Year" for Morgan Creek.

"Hitch" star Mendes will next be seen in the Mark Steven Johnson-directed "Ghost Rider."




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