Mark Walhberg and director Peter Berg simply can not and will not stop working together. When Collider recently sat down with the filmmaker to discuss a project that will be announced tomorrow, we also discussed the possibility of a sequel to the Netflix action-comedy, Spenser Confidential. According to Berg, Spenser Confidential 2 is much more than a possibility – the movie is “definitely” happening and already into the script stage. Production, in the perfect scenario, would begin “the very end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.”
Here’s exactly what Berg said:
“Brian Helgeland, who wrote the first script, just turned in a first draft last week. So we’re definitely going to do Spenser Confidential 2, we’re just trying to figure out the dates.”
Spenser Confidential, which debuted on Netflix back in March, stars Wahlberg as an ex-cop recently released from prison who teams up with an MMA fighter named Hawk (Winston Duke) and his ex-girlfriend Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger) to untangle a web on conspiracy inside the Boston police department. The film marked the fifth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg, following Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day, and Mile 22. According to Berg, Spenser Confidential 2 won’t be the next project for either he or Wahlberg—who is busy shooting Uncharted in Germany—but it certainly won’t be their last link-up, either.
“[Wahlberg] is in Germany now doing a film. I’m going to do something else before Spenser Confidential 2, but we’re definitely going to do that. I’m sure Mark and I will be 85, 90 years old making movies together. We love working together.”
Here’s the official synopsis for Spenser Confidential:
Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) — an ex-cop better known for making trouble than solving it — just got out of prison and is leaving Boston for good. But first he gets roped into helping his old boxing coach and mentor, Henry (Alan Arkin), with a promising amateur. That’s Hawk (Winston Duke), a brash, no-nonsense MMA fighter convinced he’ll be a tougher opponent than Spenser ever was. When two of Spenser’s former colleagues turn up murdered, he recruits Hawk and his foul-mouthed ex-girlfriend, Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to help him investigate and bring the culprits to justice.