Nearly a year and a half after landing the Golden Globe nominees and Oscar winner to star in the film, Netflix has acquired the rights to the Luca Guadagnino produced thriller Born to Be Murdered starring John David Washington and Alicia Vikander.
In addition to the awards-worthy duo, the cast for the film includes Vicky Krieps and Boyd Holbrook. The project was directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, the second-unit director of Guadagnino’s Call Me By Your Name, in his English-language directorial debut on a script penned by Kevin Rice. The film centres on a couple vacationing in Athens who fall upon a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences.
Much of the crew who worked with Guadagnino on his Academy-Award winning coming-of-age romantic drama joined him once more, including cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom and Walter Fasano. Oscar-winning composer Ryuichi Sakamoto scored the film. Luca Guadagnino and Marco Morabito produced via their Frenesy Films, along with longtime co-producer Francesco Melzi and Gabriele Moratti with their MeMo outfit which is also the lead financier.
John David Washington, Alicia Vikander, Boyd Holbrook & Vicky Krieps starring in a film produced by Luca Guadagnino? *chef's kiss*
BORN TO BE MURDERED, directed by Ferdinando Cito Filomarino, follows a vacationing couple who fall trap to a violent conspiracy. On Netflix in 2021. pic.twitter.com/S0pPgguca9
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