Tenet’s John David Washington seemingly has nowhere to run in the first trailer for Netflix’s Beckett. Directed and written by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino (Antonia) and based on a story written by Kevin A. Rice, Beckett looks like the type of movie that will leave you breathless and desperate for shelter.
Per Netflix, here is the official synopsis for this intense-looking thriller:
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.
“A manhunt thriller is a road-trip movie, in a way,” Filomarino recently told Entertainment Weekly. “It was interesting to embrace the variety of Greece’s topography, like, what can we throw at Beckett next? Mountains, rivers, buses, trains… [It’s] more of a dramatic experience of a man who, for all intents and purposes, is not supposed to be in a thriller.”
Beckett, which also stars Boyd Holbrook (Logan), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thread), and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider), looks like it’s going to put its main character through his paces. After all, recovering from a car accident is daunting enough. Once you add a government conspiracy, corrupt cops, and treacherous terrain to the mix, that’s a recipe for overwhelming odds. If you’re looking for more action after movies like F9 and Black Widow, Netflix’s Beckett could be your ticket for another very wild ride.
Netflix’s Beckett is set for an August 13, 2021 release.