The heist/romantic comedy acquired by WarnerMedia is set to premiere in 2020 as an HBO Max Original.

Lockdown stars Chiwetel Ejiofor alongside Anne Hathaway, Ben Stiller, Mindy Kailing, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Boynton, Ben Kingsley, and Dule Hill. The film which is a dark comedy will be set during a pandemic and is written by Steven Knight.

Shot in London during the current pandemic Lockdown was fully financed by Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios, the film became a ‘one to watch‘ at the virtual Toronto Film Festival Market in September, CAA Media Finance arranged the financing and brokered the deal.

Storyteller Productions hatched the project and P.J.van Sandwijk, Alison Winter and Michael Lesslie produced. AGC Studios’ Stuart Ford, Miguel Palos Jr, Alistair Burlingham are also exec producers along with Liman and Knight.