Anne Hathaway Making Pandemic Lockdown Heist Rom-Com with ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Director

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The filmmaker that will tackle Tom Cruise’s hugely ambitious space movie, will first be undertaking something a little more down to earth.

Director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity) will be at the helm of Lockdown, a heist movie/romantic comedy to be led by Oscar winner Anne Hathaway. Deadline broke the news, reporting that the film will be set against the backdrop of the pandemic lockdown. The screenplay comes from Steven Knight, whose credits include Eastern Promises, Locke, and Peaky Blinders.

Expected to be made for under $US10 million, the “modest-budget” film will be shot in London from this September. There are a number of key roles, although no other cast members have yet been announced (Deadline mentions Cillian Murphy, although points out that’s far from a sure thing).


Hathaway’s next film to hit screens will be Robert Zemeckis’ new adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The Witches.

As for Liman, after this smaller project he’ll be going big, directing Cruise in the first action-adventure filmed in outer space. NASA and Elon Musk are also involved in that one, housed at Universal Pictures.

Liman and Cruise on the set of ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ | Warner Bros.

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