‘Beckett’ Trailer: John David Washington And Alicia Vikander Get Swept Up In A Conspiracy

How does a movie led by John David Washington and Oscar winner Alicia Vikander fly under the radar? When that film is Beckett and it’s lost in the shuffle of Netflix’s “new movie a week” pledge. The trailer is here now and I dare say it will go unnoticed no longer because it looks pretty good.

Originally titled Born to be Murdered, the Greek-set thriller stars Washington as an American tourist swept up in a conspiracy after a devastating accident. The only hope for saving himself is to reach the American embassy in Athens, but political tensions and a manhunt complicate matters.

Alongside Washington and Vikander are co-stars Vicky Krieps and Boyd Holbrook. Not a bad group.

The film is directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, best known for his work with Luca Guadagnino on Call Me By Your Name, Suspiria, and A Bigger Splash.

Beckett hits Netflix on August 28th, but will have its world premiere at the Locarno Film Festival on August 4th.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.