‘Born To Be Murdered’: Netflix Acquires Thriller Starring John David Washington & Alicia Vikander

Netflix, as they are wont to do, just acquired one of the biggest titles announced last year. Luca Guadagnino-produced thriller Born to be Murdered is headed to the streamer, and the reason why this movie is high on so many anticipated lists is the starring duo of John David Washington and Alicia Vikander.

THR reports Netflix has purchased Born to be Murdered, which stars Tenet‘s John David Washington, Oscar-winning The Danish Girl star Alicia Vikander, Logan‘s Boyd Holbrook, and Phantom Thread‘s Vicky Krieps. The story follows a couple vacationing in Greece who stumble into a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences.

Netflix recently acquired the black & white drama Malcolm & Marie, which stars Washington and Zendaya. Guess they like the guy.

Born to be Murdered is produced by Guadagnino, but marks the English-language debut of director Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, who worked second-unit on his films Call Me By Your Name and Suspiria.

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