Several projects revolving around the current global situation are now being worked on, because apparently audiences need reminding of the hell that is 2020. Next up is a heist-rom-com titled Lockdown and set to be helmed by Edge of Tomorrow
and The Bourne Identity
director Doug Liman
. Recently acquired in a major worldwide rights deal by Warner Bros.
the movie will feature a star-studded ensemble cast comprised of Anne Hathaway
, Chiwetel Ejiofor
, Ben Stiller
, Stephen Merchant
, Lucy Boynton
, Ben Kingsley
, Mindy Kaling
and Dule Hill.
Written by Peaky Blinders' Steven Knight
, Lockdown is set against the backdrop of the recent Covid-19 lockdown, the movie will tell the story of how sparring couple Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) put their differences aside and call a truce to attempt a high-risk, high stakes jewellery heist at the world's most exclusive department store, Harrods.
Lockdown will reportedly premiere early 2021 on HBO Max,