Mark Wahlberg to Star in Netflix’s “Wonderland” Mystery Adaptation
The adaption is based on Robert B. Parker's work
Mark Wahlberg seems to love a Boston based character, and the actor can never stay away from them for too long. Wahlberg’s next project is called “Wonderland” and it’s coming to Netflix through a partnership between Mark Wahlberg and Peter Berg. Netflix describes the film stating, “The story follows 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.” Pete Berg is attached to direct the film, which will star Mark Wahlberg.
The film is being adapted from “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland”, written by Ace Atkins. The book is part of the Spenser set of books, which is named after a fictional character in a series of detective novels initially written by the American mystery writer Robert B. Parker and later by Ace Atkins. Netflix announced that Sean O’Keefe is writing the adaptation.
Robert B. Parker’s Spenser character has been the basis for 48 novels, all of which have been New York Times Best Sellers. One of America’s most prolific crime fiction writers, Parker was named Grand Master of the Edgar Awards in 2002 by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen.
Neal H. Moritz is producing via his Original Film banner, alongside Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson, and Berg through his Film 44 banner. Toby Ascher will serve as Executive Producer, alongside Film 44’s John Logan Pierson.
The announcement was one of several that Netflix had planned this week. The video-streaming service also confirmed that Toni Collette, Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever have been cast in upcoming series “Unbelievable,” and the mystery-comedy “Murder Mystery” will star Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston alongside Luke Evans.
The film could be viewed as Netflix’s answer to Amazon’s “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” series. That project is only available on Prime Video and will star John Krasinski.