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Musician Post Malone is set to make his feature film debut, joining Mark Wahlberg and “Black Panther” breakout star Winston Duke in the upcoming Netflix film “Wonderland.”
Post Malone (born Austin Richard Post) recently won a 2018 MTV VMA for Song of the Year for “Rockstar,” which featured 21 Savage, from his second studio album “Beerbongs and Bentleys.”
“Wonderland” follows ex-convicted felon Spenser as he uncovers the truth about a sensational murder and the twisted conspiracy behind it.
Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bookem Woodbine, Hope Wilson and James DuMont were also added to round out the cast.
The film is being adapted from “Robert B. Parker’s Wonderland,” written by Ace Atkins. The book is part of the Spenser Series — 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.
Peter Berg is set to direct from a script adapted by Sean O’Keefe.
Long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, 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.
Parker’s Spenser character has been the basis for 48 novels, all New York Times Best Sellers
Neal H. Moritz is producing “Wonderland” via his Original Film banner, alongside Wahlberg, Stephen Levinson and Berg via his Film 44 banner. Toby Ascher will serve as executive producer alongside Film 44’s John Logan Pierson.
“Wonderland” continues Netflix’s recent streak of landing big-name talent to bolster its original films under Scott Stuber, who was brought on to lead the company’s flush with cash film division in March 2017. This year alone, Netflix has potential award contenders in “22 July” and Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma.”
Post Malone is repped by UTA, London Entertainment & Electric Feel Management and Sedlmayr & Associates.
Woodbine, who is currently filming another movie for Netflix “In the Shadow of the Moon,” is repped by Gersh. Arkin is repped by ICM Partners. Wilson is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Stride Management, and comedian Shlesinger is repped by WME and Avalon Management.