Warner Bros acquires Doug Liman’s Harrods-based heist film

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Warner Bros is getting back into business with Edge Of Tomorrow director Doug Liman for Lockdown – more details here.

Warner Bros has reportedly made a deal to acquire worldwide rights to Doug Liman’s Lockdown, the new heist-thriller/romantic comedy that he shot entirely during the month of October.

There have been no announcements as yet as to how the studio plans to roll the film out. Still, a similar release strategy to Wonder Woman 1984 is expected, with the film debuting on the Warner Bros. streaming platform HBO Max in the US, whilst receiving a theatrical release in other territories, according to Deadline.

The film is reportedly scheduled for an early 2021 release.

Lockdown boasts quite the cast list. Anne Hathaway stars, with Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ben Stiller, Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling, Lily James, Stephen Merchant, Mark Gatiss and Jazmyn Simon set to feature also. The script has been penned by Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders’ creator.

Parts of the film were shot on location in Harrods of London. Presumably Poundland was busy. The film itself centres on a heist that takes place during a pandemic lockdown.

2021 promises to be quite the year for Liman. Not only will Lockdown launch, but his long delayed sci-fi drama, Chaos Walking, will finally debut after a sizeable delay. Plus, he’s heading out beyond the reaches of the Earth’s atmosphere into actual space to make a film with Tom Cruise.

When we hear concrete plans regarding the UK release of Lockdown, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

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