John David Washington to Star in “Beckett” coming to Netflix in August

After “Beckett’s” Locarno premiere, Netflix will launch the film worldwide on August 13th.

“Beckett” is produced by Cito Filomarino’s colleague Luca Guadagnino — the two worked together on the Oscar-nominated “Call Me by Your Name” — and follows American tourist Beckett (David Washington) on a trip to Greece, where he is forced to run for his life after a tragic car accident drops him in the middle of a political conspiracy. His only hope of survival is crossing the country and reaching the American embassy before his pursuers are able to catch up with him.

“’Beckett’ is a thriller that gives an original and contemporary reboot to the lessons learned from directors such as Sydney Pollack and Alan J. Pakula,” he went on. “An action film with a humanist dimension and intense civil engagement, here underpinned by a magisterial performance from John David Washington. Political commitment and great entertainment are the two main ingredients for a Piazza Grande that aims to surprise audiences and reassert the centrality of cinema in all its forms.”