The first trailer for Doug Liman’s quarantine-shot movie Locked Down starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor has been released by HBO Max.
In the trailer, we are introduced to London-based couple Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor), who is planning to break up before the COVID-19 lockdown, but are forced into quarantine for two weeks. While figuring out their living situation and their relationship status, the couple faces challenges in their professional life, which results in them deciding to plan a quarantine jewelry heist.
“I’ve been furloughed. Now there’s literally zero purpose to my life,” Ejiofor says in the trailer. Hathaway hosts a video call where she has to lay her employees. “The nice people that I fired? They were fired because of me,” she says to Ejiofor.
Stephen Merchant, Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon, Ben Stiller, and Ben Kingsley are also in the film.
Locked Down was filmed in the U.K. from September to October under COVID-19 protocols. The script comes from Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight and was produced by P.J. van Sandwijk, Alison Winter, and Michael Lesslie. AGC Studios’ Stuart Ford, Miguel Palos Jr., and Alastair Burlingham served as executive producers, with Liman and Knight.
The film will debut on HBO Max on January 14. Watch the trailer below.