‘The Union’ Halle Berry and Mark Wahlberg Netflix Movie: First Looks & Everything We Know

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The Union Netflix Movie Halle Berry Mark Wahlberg First Look

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In an eight-figure deal, Netflix picked up The Union (fka Our Man From Jersey), described as a “blue-collar James Bond.” Here’s the latest and everything we know about the Netflix Original movie, including some brand new pictures, with the movie officially set to launch on August 16th, 2024.

The movie was conceived by Wahlberg and producer Stephen Levinson, who developed the film during the quarantine. Later, they tapped writer David Guggenheim (Safe House, Designated Survivor) to pen the script, and it all clicked perfectly with Netflix willing to spend big money on the pic after seeing a 36-page draft.

David Guggenheim

David Guggenheim

First reported by Variety, Julian Farino is set to direct the movie. The director has worked on numerous projects in the past, including Netflix’s Giri/Haji and the Netflix series Florida Man. Beyond that, Farino has worked on HBO’s Ballers and Entourage.

Closest to the Hole Productions and Leverage Management is behind the production. Adrian Johnston is providing the music for the movie, while casting was conducted by Dixie Chassay and Sheila Jaffe. Alan Stewart serves as director of photography.

Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s The Union.


When will The Union be on Netflix?

Let’s begin with the release date. First confirmed to be arriving on Netflix sometime in 2024 back in February, we eventually got confirmation that the movie will drop on Netflix globally on Friday, August 16th, 2024. The movie is not expected to get a limited theatrical release.

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The Union. (L to R) J.K. Simmons as Tom Brennan and Halle Berry as Roxanne Hall in The Union. Cr. Laura Radford/Netflix © 2024.


What’s the plot of Netflix’s The Union?

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The Union. (L to R) Halle Berry as Roxanne Hall and Mark Wahlberg as Mike McKenna in The Union. Cr. Laura Radford/Netflix © 2024.

Plot details for The Union were initially kept under wraps, with the film originally described as a blue-collar James Bond.

Since then, we’ve been provided an updated synopsis:

“Mike, a down-to-earth construction worker from Jersey, is quickly thrust into the world of super spies and secret agents when his high school ex-girlfriend Roxanne recruits him on a high-stakes U.S. intelligence mission.”

In October 2023, the movie received its official age rating. The movie has been rated PG-13 for sequences of strong violence, suggestive material, and some strong language.


Who is cast in The Union?

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The Union. (L to R) Halle Berry as Roxanne Hall and Mark Wahlberg as Mike McKenna in The Union. Cr. Laura Radford/Netflix © 2024.

Netflix’s The Union will be led by Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg and Oscar winner Halle Berry.

Wahlberg’s most recent credits include Spenser Confidential, Mile 22, and Infinite. He will play Mike.

Berry will play the role of Roxeanne, who has recently appeared in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, John Wick 3, and Bruised. Berry is also starring in another Netflix movie, The Mothership.

Netflix announced more cast members for the movie in May 2022, including:

  • J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Being the Ricardos)
  • Jessica De Gouw (The Secrets She Keeps, The Crown) as Juliet
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Suicide Squad, Lost)
  • Alice Lee (Brittany Runs a Marathon)
  • Jackie Earle Haley (Little Children)
  • Patch Darragh (Succession) as Bobby Breslin
  • Fahim Fazli (Iron Man) as Mo
  • Alex Brightman (Hard Rock Life)
  • James McMenamin (Orange is the New Black) as Rick Healy
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Cast grid for Netflix’s The Union

What’s on Netflix can also confirm the following actors to be involved in the project:

  • Mike Colter (Luke Cage) as Faraday
  • Ben Bishop (The Jungle Book) as Billy

What’s the production status of The Union?

Netflix’s The Union was originally scheduled to enter production in March 2022, according to issue 1258 of Production Weekly. Filming occurred primarily in New Jersey, United States, and London, England. Other sources indicate that the movie was filmed in Piran, Slovenia, and Trieste, Italy.

According to FilmNewEurope, the Slovenian stint saw the Slovenian government give the project 2.5 m EUR in cash rebate support.

Since then, we’ve learned that filming is specifically due to start on March 14th, 2022. We also now know that filming will continue through August 14th, meaning the movie was in production for five months in total.

Thanks to GettyImages, we’ve got some behind-the-scenes snaps at filming in London on April 19th, 2022.

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Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images

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Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images

our man from jersey filming behind the scenes 4

Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images

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Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images


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