Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in a pandemic thriller slash rom-com that individuals are truly excited to see
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Hollywood has been on the lookout for methods to capitalize on our early quarantine days and over the summer season, too many reveals about being on lock down hit the airwaves. There was Social Distance on Netflix and Love within the Time of Corona on Freeform and to be sincere, it was all somewhat too quickly as no one needed to observe a TV present filmed through Zoom screens after finishing an precise day of Zoom work and Zoom classroom. But then HBO Max dropped a trailer for Locked Down starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor and it’s half Zoom leisure half regular heist film and the web is leaning in and saying, “tell me more?”
Locked Down is being billed as a “rom-com heist movie”, and it’s a few couple on the verge of breaking apart who try a high-risk, high-stakes jewellery heist at a division retailer.
A breakup, a pandemic and a heist. Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor turn out to be nearer in essentially the most stunning manner. #LockedDownFilm is streaming January 14 on HBO Max. pic.twitter.com/zev8eo5m8a
— HBO Max (@hbomax) January 5, 2021
“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,” reads HBO Max’s official synopsis. The “surprising way” being that they work collectively to steal $3 million price of diamonds from Harrods division retailer in London.
The first half of the trailer makes it seem to be a sad-com a few couple making an attempt to depart one another through the pandemic after which all of the sudden, it’s a heist movie. Or as one Twitter user said, “Woah. This trailer looks like two different films.” And LOL.
Overall although, the response on-line is one in every of whole curiosity, even supposing we’re all fairly over “pandemic content.”
Me: What I don’t need is any extra pandemic content material
Sees this trailer: pic.twitter.com/SZJ8AsBmqV
— Liz Jenkins (@ej11lizzie) January 5, 2021
I used to be like pic.twitter.com/b8MT0ij3yU
— ⬛️⬛️⬛️ (@ConjureBlk) January 6, 2021
I assumed I wasn’t inquisitive about cov*d films, however this seems ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. https://t.co/1buPvfOpWQ
— Danny Pellegrino (@DannyPellegrino) January 5, 2021
I’ve hated each try to do a Covid-era movie or dramatization however this seems like the primary really inventive and entertaining tackle proper now. We do not need to see Zoom conversations, we would like Anne and Chiwetel stealing diamonds from Harrods https://t.co/clRzNByJ8S
— Tom and Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) January 5, 2021
-Chiwetel and Anne stealing a diamond? I’m in
-Anne is at her greatest taking part in a multitude
-Anne is at her greatest stealing diamonds
THIS IS THE PANDEMIC MOVIE I CRAVE https://t.co/hZCdCuIg0h
— alanna (@AlannaBennett) January 5, 2021
The film was shot in solely 18 days in September in London through the COVID-19 pandemic and Hathaway says her character is impressed by the form of life-changing realizations many had through the early days of the quarantine.
“[my character in the film] has been carrying around so much tension for so long,” Hathaway informed People. “This film is partially about how the chaos of lockdown allows her to release that tension, let go of whatever BS was getting her through the day and how she gets all the way honest about what authenticity and freedom mean to her. She is messy and a little nuts and I liked that.”
Locked Down lands on HBO Max on January 14, 2020.