Lockdown is a heist from-com set to be helmed by Edge of Tomorrow and The Bourne Identity director Doug Liman. Recently acquired in a major worldwide rights deal by Warner Bros. the movie will feature a star-studded ensemble cast comprising Anne Hathaway, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Boynton, Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling and Dule Hill. Lockdown is set against the backdrop of the recent Covid-19 lockdown, the movie will tell the story of how sparring couple Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) put their differences aside and call a truce to attempt a high-risk, high stakes jewellery heist at the world’s most exclusive department store, Harrods.
Set four years into quarantine the COVID-23 virus has mutated, and infected Americans are now being ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico, who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara, though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment…or worse.
Directed by Adam Mason, who co-wrote the screenplay with Simon Boyes, and produced by Michael Bay, Adam Goodman, Andrew Sugerman and Eben Davidson, Songbird stars KJ Apa and Sofia Carson as the star-crossed couple at the movie’s center, with Craig Robinson, Bradley Whitford, Peter Stormare, Alexandra Daddario, Paul Walter Hauser and Demi Moore in supporting roles. It was recently announced that the movie will be released through premium video on demand on December 11, 2020, by STXfilms.