The trailer has arrived for the film, which is being released on HBO Max in the U.S.; release dates in other markets are expected to be announced soon. Hathaway and Ejiofor play a couple who are about to call it quits until a mandatory lockdown puts a stop to their planned separation. One thing leads to another and… they’re soon planning a diamond heist?!
The trailer serves up a bit of a midpoint twist, going from what looks like a relationship/work-life dramedy set during the lockdown to a heist comedy set during the lockdown. We’ll see if the film juggles its very real and oh-so serious setting with comedic/heist elements well.
There’s certainly a solid cast: Hathaway and Ejiofor are joined by Ben Kingsley, Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, and Ben Stiller, the latter of whom doesn’t appear in the trailer (perhaps it’s a small cameo?). Plus, there’s the promising team-up of director Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Bourne Identity) and writer Steven Knight (Peaky Blinders, Eastern Promises, Locke). Fingers crossed.
Locked Down will be streaming on HBO Max from January 14th.
Official synopsis for 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.