Hathaway and Ejiofor play a couple on the brink of breaking-up when a lockdown situation keeps them together. They then plan a heist to steal a diamond from Harrods. Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, Ben Stiller and Ben Kingsley co-star in the film which was written by Steven Knight.
Doug Liman is a director who likes to dabble in a variety of genres (see Swingers, Go, The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Jumper, Edge of Tomorrow and American Made) and this looks London set heist pic looks like a fun and entertaining cinematic experiment (his next stop is space with Tom Cruise).
Locked Down makes its premiere on HBO Max on Thursday 14 January 2021.
In Locked Down, just as they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Co-habitation is proving to be a challenge, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way.