Locked Down. Linda (Anne Hathaway). Copyright: Warner.

Locked Down

2021 British comedy film about a heist. Stars Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton and others.

Locked Down. Image shows from L to R: Linda (Anne Hathaway), Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor). Copyright: Warner.

Locked Down

During the first covid-19 lockdown, a couple attempt a high-risk robbery of world-famous London department store Harrods

Genre
Film
Released
2021
Starring
Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Mark Gatiss, Claes Bang, Dulé Hill and others
Writer
Steve Knight
Director
Doug Liman
Producers
P.J. van Sandwijk, Alison Winter, Michael Lesslie, Julianne Jordan and Marie Savare

It is Spring 2020 and London is quiet. Eerily so. The covid-19 respiratory virus has spread from China and has already killed thousands across the globe: now it has reached Britain, and the entire nation has gone into lockdown. Few people are leaving their homes; fewer still are going to work; and all but the most essential shops - supplying the likes of food and medicine - are closed.

Including iconic central London department store Harrods, a high-end boutique famed the world over for its luxury products, clientele - and price tags.

Paxton and Linda are caught right in the middle: their relationship having freshly crumbled, they're stuck living together and straining to maintain both civility and their respective states of mind. Whilst he's stuck in a dead end delivery-driving job owing to an unfortunately acquired criminal record during his wilder youth, she's a high-flying executive, UK boss of an international promotions firm serving luxury brands.

One such brand had just installed a new exhibition at Harrods, the centre piece of which is a £3 million diamond - and now it has to be stripped down, packed up, and the jewel shipped to New York. But will anyone really notice if it doesn't arrive?

Production Details

UK certificate
12A
Duration
118 minutes
Release date
Friday 5th March 2021
Produced
2020
Distributor

Warner Brothers

Production company
Also known as
  • Lockdown (Working title)
Laugh track
None

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