Mark Wahlberg and director Peter Berg have quite the history. From 2013’s Lone Survivor to 2016’s Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day, the duo have created a series of intense thrillers that have entertained audiences while pulling inspiration from profound true events.
In 2018 they will venture away from the true story sub-genre with the original Mile 22.
The film, which just got a final trailer, sees Wahlberg as James Silver, a CIA operative who serves as part of the most highly prized unit with the agency. After them there is no backup plan, no second option. They protect their country without the need for recognition, tackling the most dangerous of missions.
Today, they have been tasked with transporting someone who holds life-threatening information to Mile 22 for extraction. But in these films nothing ever goes according to plan. And though the trailer leaves little to the imagination in regard to plot points, I’m a sucker for hardcore action films - so needless to say, I’m looking forward to this one.
Co-starring The Walking Dead’s Lauren Cohan, Iko Uwais, Ronda Rousey and John Malkovich, Mile 22 hits theaters on August 17.