Mark Wahlberg’s newest film “Spenser Confidential” relies on mental property, boasts an A-list forged and director, blends motion, comedy and thriller and is so private to the actor that it feels just like the quintessential Mark Wahlberg film. And but the actor says if it weren’t for Netflix, it may not have been made in any respect.
“Spenser Confidential” marks the primary time the film star has labored with Netflix on a movie, and Wahlberg mentioned in an interview with TheWrap that the film’s smaller, character-driven nature and genre-blending seemingly wouldn’t have occurred at one other studio.
“I don’t think there would be too many studios that would have the confidence to go and make a movie that is just a character driven, throwback buddy comedy,” Wahlberg mentioned. “They’re either making tentpoles or they’re releasing little movies, or some holiday fare. They’re not venturing into that middle ground. So this was definitely a great experience.”
Though “Spenser Confidential” is IP primarily based on the guide “Wonderland” and the ’80s TV sequence “Spenser: For Hire,” it was Netflix that approached Wahlberg and director Peter Berg and noticed the potential for what turned out to be a really private story for Wahlberg. Not solely does the actor play a Boston cop who occurs to be a component time boxing coach and loves canine, “Spenser Confidential” was even shot actually on the road in Boston the place Wahlberg grew up.
“I loved seeing Boston and my neighborhood on television in something other than the news. It was just very well executed, and I thought it would be great to work with Pete again and do something a little lighter with a comedic element to it, and be back home,” he mentioned. “I think we kind of pushed the envelope, almost to the point where at some points I was like, ‘Pete, do you know what movie we want to make here?’ But then having the luxury of having so much stuff and going into the editing room and doing that final pass on the script in the cut was a real luxury.”
In the movie, Wahlberg performs a Boston cop simply launched from jail after serving time for assaulting his captain. But when his former boss is brutally assassinated the day he will get out of jail, Wahlberg is without doubt one of the prime suspects and is pushed to seek out the killer, and the one assist he can discover is his unlikely roommate performed by Winston Duke. It additionally co-stars Iliza Shlesinger, Marc Maron, Alan Arkin and Post Malone in his first ever appearing position.
“It was his first acting gig, he and I became friendly, hanging out at my house, having a few beverages, and he was like, ‘I’d love to be in a movie, I really want to die in a movie,’” Wahlberg mentioned. “I don’t know if we can off you in the movie, but we can certainly figure something out, and I had this idea already, and then it was actually two parts that we combined into one, and he came in and he killed it.”
Wahlberg mentioned “Spenser Confidential” has examined higher than any movie he’s proven to audiences, and the movie leaves open the potential for a sequel. If audiences gravitate towards it on Netflix, he’s open to see the place Spenser’s story might go.
“I love the fact that audiences can decide when and where they want to view it at their own pace and at their own time,” he mentioned. “It’s one of those things if audiences really want it and fall in love with it. The reaction that we’ve gotten thus far seems like they’ll really want another one, and then it’s going to be the task of making it better, cooler and different, and I’ve already talked to Brian Helgeland and Pete about some possible ideas. So, we’ll see what happens.”
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