Fresh off of the success of Malcolm & Marie, John David Washington has returned to Netflix for his next film. This time around, he's moving from a romance film to a thrilling, up and down movie. To get fans ready for the upcoming release, the streaming giant shared the first trailer for Beckett.
“While vacationing in Greece, American tourist Beckett 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," the official description from Netflix reads.
Beckett is the latest film Netflix has teased that stars a Black lead. Last week, Netflix shared the trailer for their upcoming western, The Harder They Fall. The latest project from the streaming giant stars Regina King, Jonathan Majors, Delroy Lindo, Lakeith Stanfield, Deon Cole, Zazie Beetz and Damon Wayans Jr. It is also produced by the legendary Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter.
"When outlaw Nat Love discovers that his enemy Rufus Buck is being released from prison he rounds up his gang to track Rufus down and seek revenge. Those riding with him in this assured, righteously new school Western include his former love Stagecoach Mary, his right and left-hand men — hot-tempered Bill Pickett and fast drawing Jim Beckwourth—and a surprising adversary-turned-ally. Rufus Buck has his own fearsome crew, including 'Treacherous' Trudy Smith and Cherokee Bill, and they are not a group that knows how to lose," the film's description reads.
Netflix has not yet shared an official release date for The Harder They Fall, but Beckett will be available on August 13.
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