Audience: Hollywood can’t make a love story out of a lockdown situation!
Hollywood: Say less!
Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor are collaborating for the upcoming pandemic project, taking us away from the Zoom screens for a short while and into the streets of London. Directed by Steven Knight (Peaky Blinder creator), Lock down is schedule to stream on HBO Max on 14th January.
The film tells the story of a quarrelling couple Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejifor) who are forced to live together against their will, as the city enforces a lockdown.
They are stuck inside an apartment of London, but as the trailer suggests, the couple will eventually find love in the most shocking way.
The film also stars Mindy Kaling, Lucy Boynton, Dule Hill, Jazmyn Simon and Stephen Merchant, as well as Ben Stiller and Ben Kingsley. In the first trailer of the movie, Linda and Paxton charts out the plan to steal the rarest diamond from the city’s most popular jewelry store. “What can go wrong?” asks Linda the exact same question we have all been wondering these days.
While talking to a media organization, Anne Hathaway shared her experience and feelings about filming a movie in the midst of global pandemic. “The sheer act of making it, of doing something so collaborative and audacious made us all very focused and open – and strangely free,” she said. “Like the odds were so against us anyway that it made me want to lean into the exhilaration and take risks with my performance.”
She also shared that how the crew members and staff were extremely cautious about wearing a mask on the set. “Even when we were shooting in the hot rooms and they were carrying heavy camera and lighting equipment they were always, always masked,” she added. “Their professionalism helped keep me safe, and I was and am incredibly grateful to them.”
Our Call: Stream it! Judging by the trailer of Locked Down, this rom-com flick looks incredibly promising, especially because of its lockdown premise. The film offers a unique take on romance amid chaotic situation, when all we hear is the increasing reports of divorces and break ups since the start of the pandemic.
Check out the trailer here:
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