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First Look At John David Washington In Netflix Thriller Movie Beckett

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A first look at John David Washington in Netflix's upcoming thriller Beckett has been released. Set to hit the streamer this July, Beckett was originally titled Born to be Murdered. Netflix acquired the rights to the film in October 2020 and announced in January that the film would be hitting the streamer sometime this summer. Beckett is produced by Luca Guadagnino, the acclaimed director behind 2017 awards darling Call Me By Your Name and horror remake Suspiria. 

Beckett also stars Academy Award winning actress Alicia Vikander, star of the rebooted Tomb Raider films. Vikander will be playing Washington's significant other. The film follows the pair on a vacation in Epirus, Greece as they are swept up in some sort of deadly conspiracy. Boyd Holbrook of Narcos also stars in the film, with Vicky Krieps, star of M. Night Shyamalan's upcoming movie Old, rounding out the cast. Little else is known about the film, but Netflix has provided a first look at the summer release.

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The photo features Washington's Beckett in what looks to be a train station. Beckett is nervously peering over his shoulder as if checking to see if he is being followed. His hand is in some sort of cast and his shirt is covered blood, indicating just how dicy things may get for the couple in the upcoming film.

Despite the fact that Netflix is keeping details about Beckett under wraps, it’s hard not to get excited for the film with this cast attached. Washington has proven over the last few years that is one of the most versatile actors working today, with roles in BlacKkKlansman, Tenet, and the Netflix film Malcolm & Marie. Similarly, Vikander and Krieps are two actresses whose work in the last few years have put them on a new level. Krieps’ starred alongside Daniel Day-Lewis in what is reportedly his final role in Phantom Thread.

Over the last year, Netflix has been picking up the rights to various high-profile films with big names attached and although Beckett has flown under the radar in terms of hype, it certainly seems like one to keep an eye out for. This is all part of Netflix’s plan to release at least one original movie a week in 2021 and the streamer has already put out a formidable slate, with an even bigger summer ahead of them. Beckett is part of that summer lineup, but how it holds up against Netflix’s other films remains to be seen.

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