Netflix’s ‘Born to be Murdered’ stars ‘Tenet’ actor, John David Washington

Netflix confirms to release Born to be Murdered. Moreover, the streaming giant hopes to release the film sometime in 2021.

Born to be Murdered is an upcoming thriller directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. Back in October, Netflix bought worldwide distribution rights to the film. Meanwhile, filming began in April 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. This was right after the casting completion of the main characters.

“Born to be Murdered” synopsis

The movie setting is in Athens and the Epirus region of Greece. However, there is no elaborate mention of the film’s plot. It follows the experiences of a vacationing couple. Unfortunately, they fall trap in a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences. Director Cito Filomarino opined:

Born to Be Murdered is my take on the manhunt thriller, as inspired by so many movies and books I always admired. I have worked for years in creating its specific tone and story with the tireless support of my writer Kevin Rice. and I am honored to have the extraordinary John David Washington join me to portray the restless and conflicted journey of such a special character.


In April 2020, there was an announcement that the film would star John David Washington and Alicia Vikander. Joining them are Boyd Holbrook and Vicky Krieps. In the same interview, Filomarino mentioned:

“With this incredible cast and with my unique collaborators, Born to Be Murdered will be a fantastic experience that pushes the genre to a new place.”

About the stars

John David Washington debuted in the industry via Spike Lee’s BlacKKKlansman. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for his role as Detective Ron Stallworth. Washington also leads Christopher Nolan’s time-travel spy film, Tenet. He joins Zendaya in Netflix’s upcoming drama, Malcolm and Marie. Likewise, he stars in David Russel’s untitled new film at New Regency. In this film, he joins Christian Bale and Margot Robbie.

Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress. She achieved global recognition for her role as activist Vera Brittain in the Testament of Youth. She also played as a humanoid robot in Ex Machina. In the equally important movie, The Danish Girl, she played the role of painter Gerda Wegener.

Besides, she earned a nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the BAFTA Awards. Above all, she also starred in Jason Bourne of 2016.  She also starred in the 2018 remake of Tomb Raider. At the same time, Vikander was last seen as young Gloria Steinem in The Glorias.

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