HBO Max’s New Movie ‘Locked Down’ Is the Quarantine Comedy We’ve Been Waiting for

Need a good laugh? Look no further than HBO Max, which is putting a comedic spin on the year that was 2020.

Introducing Locked Down. The all-new heist movie (which stars Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor) offers a comedic glimpse into the lives of an ordinary couple, who—like the rest of the world—are forced to self-isolate due to the coronavirus pandemic.

So, what is Locked Down about? And when will it premiere on HBO Max? Keep reading for details.


1. What is Locked Down about?

Locked Down is a high-risk heist film, but what makes it unique is that it takes place during the coronavirus pandemic. The story follows a couple, Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor), who are driven by boredom to do what no one has done before: rob a Harrods department store in the middle of a global pandemic. *Cue the universal eye roll*

2. When does it premiere?

Locked Down will premiere on Thursday, January 14. The movie will be exclusively available on HBO Max, so ready thy logins.

3. Is there a trailer?

Of course. The clip offers a glimpse into the comedic story line, beginning with the early days of quarantine. Linda and Paxton experience all the ups and downs of self-isolation, including working from home, getting on each other’s nerves and drinking too much alcohol. However, everything changes when Linda hatches a plan to steal a diamond from the iconic retailer.

4. Who’s in it?

In addition to Hathaway and Ejiofor, Locked Down also stars Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling, Ben Stiller, Lucy Boynton, Jazmyn Simon, Stephen Merchant and Bobby Schofield. The movie is directed by Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. Smith).

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