Exclusive first look at Peaky Blinders creator's lockdown heist movie

Ian Sandwell
·2-min read
Photo credit: Susie Allnutt - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Susie Allnutt - Warner Bros.

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We've got an exclusive first look at Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight's new heist comedy Locked Down, starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Previously titled Lockdown, the heist comedy sees Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor) stuck at home together when a mandatory lockdown is announced just as they decided to separate.

Living together obviously proves to be a challenge as a result, but fuelled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, they come up with a plan to attempt a high-risk, high-stakes heist at Harrods during lockdown that could well bring them closer together.

Locked Down is coming soon to cinemas in the UK and is set to launch on HBO Max in the US this January.

Photo credit: Susie Allnutt - Warner Bros.
Photo credit: Susie Allnutt - Warner Bros.

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Written by Steven Knight and directed by Doug Liman, Locked Down filmed on location in the UK under strict protocols from September to October last year.

The movie also stars an incredible cast that includes Ben Stiller, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Boynton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling, Mark Gatiss, Dulé Hill and Jazmyn Simon alongside Hathaway and Ejiofor.

Locked Down marks Hathaway and Kaling's second heist movie together following Ocean's 8 in 2018, but it's unclear what role Kaling (or any of the other cast) is playing in the movie aside from the two leads.

Last year, Hathaway revealed that she was pregnant when she was filming The Witches, the remake that saw her star as the Grand High Witch.

"It was special. I had this gorgeous secret and my little pal with me and we were making something that felt so fun. Even costume designer Joanna Johnston swore she had no idea. Maybe she was being discreet," she recalled.

Locked Down is coming soon to cinemas in the UK, while it is set to launch in January on HBO Max in the US.

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