The first trailer for the new Mark Wahlberg action movie Spenser Confidential has arrived, and it promises to be a high-octane action-comedy buddy cop movie.
Wahlberg stars as Spenser, a former Boston police officer who is “better known for making trouble than solving it.” After getting out of prison, Spenser plans to leave Boston forever. Except his old boxing coach Henry (Oscar-winner Alan Arkin) convinces him to stay and train a new fighter, Hawk (Winston Duke). The drama continues to unfold as a pair of Spenser’s former police partners are murdered, and Spenser and Hawk try to get to the bottom of it.
The movie also stars Iliza Shlesinger as Spenser’s ex-girlfriend and Bokeem Woodbine, with Marc Maron and even the rapper Post Malone rounding out the cast. It’s directed by Peter Berg, who also directed Wahlberg in Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, and Patriots Day.
This is just the latest edition of the Spenser franchise, as ABC produced a series called Spenser: For Hire in the ’80s with Robert Urich in the title role. The series is based on the Ace Atkins novel series Wonderland.
Spenser Confidential brings Wahlberg back to his hometown of Boston. He has starred in numerous Boston-set movies over the years, including The Departed and The Fighter, both of which earned the actor Academy Award nominations. He also starred in Patriots Day, a film that told the story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the ensuing aftermath.
Spenser Confidential starts streaming on Netflix on March 6.