Netflix's acquisition streak has continued for the past several months. Beckett was one of their purchases. The thriller is set in Europe and stars John David Washington and Alicia Vikander. Beckett wasn't originally intended to be a streamer. However, COVID-19 enabled Netflix to acquire it in October 2020 so that it can be distributed on their platform.
Beckett was written and directed in part by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, who also directed Antonia. He won the Gallio Film Festival Award for Antonia. Also, Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria were his second-unit directors. Kevin A. also wrote the script. Rice. Producers for Beckett include Luca Guadagnino and Marco Morabito for their Frenesy Films along with Francesco Melzi d’Eril and Gabriele Moratti for MeMo with Raicinema.
After being revealed in 2019, the film has been in production for some time. The original title of the feature was Born to Be Murdered. However, it was renamed January 2021. The first time that Netflix acquired the rights to this movie was reported by The Hollywood Reporter in October 2020. Here’s everything else we know about Netflix’s Beckett:
Entertainment Weekly reports that Beckett will debut on Netflix Summer 2021. Netflix confirmed this, along with the first glimpse at John David Washington playing the title character.
Netflix’s Beckett is said to be a thriller drama set in Athens and the Epirus region of Greece where a vacationing couple, Beckett and April, fall trap to a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences. This is unfortunately all that we have at the moment about the plot.
The film’s leading couple, Beckett and April will be played by the Tenet and upcoming Netflix Original thriller, Monster star John David Washington and Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander (seen in Netflix’s Earthquake Bird). Boyd Holbrook, Logan, Narcos and Vicky Krieps will join them (Das Boot, Phantom Thread). Here’s the full cast list for Beckett:
|Cast member||Role||Where have I seen/heard them before?|
|John David Washington||Beckett||Tenet, BlackKlansman, Ballers|
|Alicia Vikander||April||The Danish Girl, Tomb Raider, Ex Machina|
|Boyd Holbrook||TBA||Narcos, Logan, In the Shadow of the Moon|
|Vicky Krieps||Lena||The Phantom Thread, Das Boot, The Last Vermeer|
|Daphne Alexander||Thalia Symons||Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Casualty|
|Panos Koronis||Xenakis||Before Midnight, The Durrells in Corfu|
|Yorgos Pirpassopoulos||Karas||Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, Eden|
|Leonardo Thimo||TBA||2020 A.D, Vampyre|
|Lena Kitsopoulou||TBA||To 10, Pari|
Beckett was not affected by Covid-19, as Beckett's film was already shot in Greece in 2019. Here’s a selection of behind-the-scenes photos captured by locals where we can see stars John David Washington, Alicia Vikander and Boyd Holbrook.
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