‘The Union’ Trailer: Halle Berry Drags Mark Wahlberg Into The Spy Game In Netflix’s New Action Flick

Mark Wahlberg has played a covert agent plenty of times in his career, but never has he been dragged into becoming a spy by Halle Berry. That’s what happens in The Union, a new action film that finds Wahlberg as a normal guy who gets dragged into the espionage game by an old flame. Because everybody is secretly a spy nowadays, or so it seems if you look at the plots of too many Hollywood projects lately.

A Netflix actioner directed by Julian Farino, The Union finds Wahlberg back in the familiar role of an everyman, in this case New Jersey construction worker Mike, who tries to spice up his boring life by reconnecting with Berry’s Roxanne at their high school reunion. But little does he know, she’s a secret agent working for an organization known as The Union and drags Mike on a globe-hopping mission way above his pay grade.

Also in the cast are JK Simmons, Mike Colter, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, and Jackie Earle Haley. Farino is best known for his films The Oranges and The Child in Time. He also directed multiple episodes of the HBO series Ballers.

SYNOPSIS: Mike (Wahlberg) is happy living a simple life as a construction worker in his native New Jersey – until his long-lost high school sweetheart, Roxanne (Berry), shows up with more on her mind than romance. Knowing he’s the right man for the job, she recruits Mike on a dangerous intelligence mission in Europe that thrusts them back together into a world of spies and high-speed car chases, with sparks flying along the way.

The Union hits Netflix on August 14th.