From: @Crespodiso & PFT Media
Coming to Netflix March 6, 2020
Director Peter Berg has found a real muse in Mark Wahlberg, having made four movies together, with three of them being stories of real life tragedy and heroism (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day), and the most recent being more of a straightforward action movie (Mile 22) that no one really liked (23% Rotten Tomato score).
And now Berg and Wahlberg (suggested portmanteau: Bergberg?) are taking a somewhat popular book and they are doing what people absolutely love about adaptations of books into movies – aside from character names, they changed everything else and the final product has zero resemblance to the thing they optioned in the first place that people enjoy.
Genius, I say!
So here comes the awfully-titled “Spenser Confidential,” very loosely based on Wonderland by Ace Adkins, and joining Marky Mark is up and coming superstar Winston Duke, as well as Hollywood mainstays Alan Arkin and Bokeem Woodbine, as well as comedians Mark Maron and Iliza Shlesinger, and with all of this talent in front of the camera, who knows, maybe this Netflix original action-drama which no one knows anything about will actually be good.
Coming to Netflix March 13, 2020
Making a big splash at Sundance just this past January, “Lost Girls” is an adaptation of a book about the Long Island Serial Killer, a suspected killer operating in New York City for over two decades and leaving dead sex workers along the south short of Long Island.
Starring Amy Ryan, this one was in development for a few years, and finally came together when Ryan replaced Sarah Paulson and Netflix stepped in to secure financing and distribution rights. The early word out of Sundance was solid, so there is a good chance this is going to be one of Netflix’s “good ones,” considering their brand has (unfortunately for them) become synonymous with bad content due to over production of content.
For every Roma or The Irishman, they have five Brights or Adam Sandler movies (though to be fair Murder Mystery is fairly well reviewed).
Anyway, will this be an interesting tense thriller to watch from the comfort of home, or will it be another Netflix forgotten original after almost a four-year journey? Time to find out March 13.
…and here’s everything else Coming to Netflix in MARCH 2020…