Spenser Confidential is a 2020 American action comedy film directed by Peter Berg and with a screenplay written by Sean O'Keefe and Brian Helgeland. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Winston Duke, Alan Arkin, Iliza Shlesinger, Bokeem Woodbine, Donald Cerrone, Marc Maron, and Post Malone and marks the fifth collaboration between Wahlberg and Berg after Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon, Patriots Day, and Mile 22.
Boston police detective Spenser arrives with his partner, Driscoll, to the home of Captain John Boylan. While questioning Boylan about concerns he had regarding the murder investigation of a woman named Gloria Wiesnewski, Spenser catches sight of Mrs. Boylan's bloody face and reacts violently, beating Boylan senseless. Spenser is brought up on multiple charges as a result of this incident, to which he pled guilty, and was sentenced to prison for his actions.