Joaquin Phoenix and director James Gray are teaming up for the upcoming film entitled "We Own the Night."
The action thriller genre, which script was written by Gray, is set against the turbulent world of Russian organized crime and an embattled NYC 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.
Alongside Phoenix, Robert Duvall and Eva Mendes also are tapped to star in. Filming reportedly is scheduled to begin in New York next month.