Marc Maron Joins Mark Wahlberg in 'Wonderland'
Variety has the scoop that Marc Maron ("GLOW," Todd Phillips's upcoming "Joker") and Michael Gaston (HBO's "The Leftovers") have just joined the feature, which stars Wahlberg as Spenser, a man just out of prison who uncovers a conspiracy behind a murder. Earlier this month, the film added "Black Panther" breakout star Winston Duke to the ensemble, which also features Post Malone, Alan Arkin, and Iliza Shlesinger.
The role is yet another departure for Maron, who had previously been best known for his comedic work, including his "WTF" podcast, a starring role on Netflix wrestling series "GLOW," and his eponymous IFC sitcom. But after taking a high-profile part in "Joker," Maron has proven that he's eager to try new things; with "Wonderland," it looks like that's continuing.
"Wonderland" is based on a novel of the same name by Ace Atkins, who is continuing the famous Spenser series, written by the late mystery novelist Robert B. Parker. It's unclear how many Spenser books Netflix is planning to adapt, but with more than 40 in print, there's plenty of material to work with. Maron and Wahlberg may be working together for a while.
Production on "Wonderland" is expected to begin sometime this fall.