Netflix 'Beckett': Release date, spoilers and all about John David Washington's action thriller

Netflix 'Beckett': Release date, spoilers and all about John David Washington's action thriller
John David Washington as Beckett in 'Beckett' (Netflix)

John David Washington is undoubtedly one of the most talented young actors in Hollywood right now and when your father is Denzel Washington, then there is no point in guessing that acting comes naturally to him.

Recent movies like ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘Tenet’ and ‘Malcolm & Marie’ are a testament to Washington’s acting prowess and he gets better with every project that comes his way. He is now ready to blow everyone’s mind in the new Netflix movie titled ‘Beckett’. The movie revolves around an American tourist named Beckett, who goes for a vacation in Greece and gets into a tragic car accident. However, things go upside down when he becomes the target of a manhunt following the unfortunate accident.



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The premise of the movie looks really interesting and seems like we are going to see a solid performance from Washington once again. He will be joined by the Academy Award-winning actress Alicia Vikander in the movie and she doesn’t need any introduction because her performances speak louder than anything. She is one of the finest talents in the industry right now, irrespective of gender.

Here’s everything we know about the upcoming Netflix action flick.


A still from the movie 'Beckett' (Netflix)


Release date and how to watch

The upcoming movie, titled ‘Beckett’, will be premiering exclusively on the streaming platform on Friday, August 13, at 3 am EST. Viewers can subscribe to Netflix directly, via a mobile app store (App Store, Google Play). You can also watch it by signing up for the platform’s free trial. Apart from that, viewers can also opt for different subscription plans provided by the streaming giant. A premium plan that allows more people to watch the service on different screens simultaneously, costs $18 per month. Meanwhile, the basic US plan costs $9 per month.


Spoilers and Plot

“While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett (John David Washington) becomes the target of a manhunt after a devastating accident. Forced to run for his life and desperate to get across the country to the American embassy to clear his name, tensions escalate as the authorities close in, political unrest mounts, and Beckett falls even deeper into a dangerous web of conspiracy.”



John David Washington will be seen playing the titular character while Alicia Vikander will be portraying the role of April, Beckett’s girlfriend. Washington and Vikander are two of the finest actors in the industry and have made a name for themselves with impeccable performances.

Vikander achieved global recognition after 2014’s ‘Ex Machina’ and won her maiden Oscar in 2016 for her acting in ‘The Danish Girl’. She also received Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role, and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Danish Girl’.


Actress Alicia Vikander attends the 21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards at Barker Hangar on January 17, 2016 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for The Critics' Choice Awards)


Meanwhile, Washington has also received nominations for his work in Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’. He received both Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

Other actors to appear in the movie are Vicky Krieps (Lena), Boyd Holbrook (Tynan), and Daphne Alexander (Thalia Symons).



The film is being helmed by Italian filmmaker Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, who is known for making several short movies. Meanwhile, the screenplay is written by Kevin A. Rice.

Director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino attends the "Beckett" red carpet during the 74th Locarno Film Festival on August 04, 2021 in Locarno, Switzerland. (Photo by Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images for Netflix)


On the other hand, Luca Guadagnino, Marco Morabito, Francesco Melzi d’Eril and Gabriel Moratti are producing the project.


The movie seems to have written mystery all over it and is filled with thrilling action sequences. You can watch the trailer here.



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