Mark Wahlberg joins Netflix film Wonderland

Upcoming detective movie is based on the books that gave rise to Spenser: For Hire series.

Mark Wahlberg has been cast in an upcoming Netflix film Wonderland.

He will star as Spenser who, fresh out of prison, is sucked back into Boston’s underbelly as he uncovers the truth about a sensational murder and the twisted conspiracy behind it.

The film is being adapted by writer Sean O’Keefe from “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland.”

The book is part of the Spenser series – one of the 48 detective novels initially written by the American mystery writer Robert B. Parker and later by Ace Atkins. Parker was named Grand Master of the Edgar Awards in 2002 by the Mystery Writers of America, an honour shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.

The Spenser character was also the basis for Spenser: For Hire series starring Robert Urich.

Pete Berg (Patriots Day, Deepwater Horizon, The Leftovers) is attached to direct.

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