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Spenser Confidential on Netflix: Trailer, release date, preview

Watch Post Malone make his acting debut in this action-packed original.

Netflix original movies are a mixed bag. Some are masterful cinematic pieces like The Irishman, others are mindless rom-coms you devour as soon as they drop to give your brain a break like The Christmas Prince trilogy. As far as Spenser Confidential is concerned, it aims for somewhere in the middle.

The original production stars Mark Wahlberg, directed by Peter Berg and promises to deliver both thrills and laughs. More notably, though, it marks the acting debut of rap superstar Post Malone.

This comedy-thriller film, shot in Boston could please the masses.

When is Spenser Confidential coming out?

The movie is scheduled to arrive on Netflix on March 6, 2020.

What is Spenser Confidential about?

Spenser Confidential is inspired by the novel Wonderland by Ace Atkins, based on the Spenser character imagined by mystery writer Robert B. Parker.

The movie revolves around Spenser, a former detective and boxer who gets out of prison and plans to leave Boston behind for good. Too bad Boston has other plans and Spenser gets tangled into an investigation.

Who stars in Spenser Confidential?

The main character is played by Mark Wahlberg, a frequent collaborator of director Peter Berg. They worked together on movies like Patriots Day, Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon. Wahlberg is from Boston and is now a veteran of playing characters from Boston, so the role should fit him like a glove.

Winston Duke, who starred in Black Panther and Us, plays Hawk, Spenser’s sidekick. Alan Arkin (Wait Until Dark, Argo) portrays Spenser’s old boxing mentor. The cast also includes comedian Iliza Shlesinger as Spenser’s ex-girlfriend, Post Malone as what looks to be another inmate and Marc Maron.

Is Spenser Confidential any good?

Honestly, it can go either way. With a solid cast and a promising trailer, the Spenser character has plenty of potential.

In fact, when the movie was first announced, Deadline reported that the deal was made for a potential series of feature films centered on Spenser. Consequently, if Spenser Confidential does well by Netflix standards, we may see the character again in the future.

Worst case, the movie should offer a good time for those looking for action-packed flicks that boast plenty of humor on the side. Besides the main cast, seeing Shlesinger and Post Malone showcase their acting chops should be entertaining.

Netflix details

Netflix offers a wide library of content, with a focus on original productions. Subscribers can enjoy a variety of movies, TV series, reality programming, documentaries and kids’ shows, with new content added on a regular basis.

Subscriptions for Netflix start at $8.99/month, but new users get a one-month free trial to give the platform a spin. If that’s you, check out our lists of best shows on Netflix and Netflix original movies to get started.

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