We have an exclusive first look at Steven Knight’s new hit comedy Locked Down, starring Anne Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor

Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor), previously dubbed Lockdown, star in the home robbery comedy when a mandatory lockdown is announced just as they decided to split up

Living together obviously proves to be challenging, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, they plan to attempt a high-risk, high-stakes robbery at Harrods during the lockdown that could well bring them closer together >

Locked Down is coming to theaters in the UK soon and will be released on Nov. Released January on HBO Max in the US

Locked Down was written by Steven Knight and directed by Doug Liman It was filmed on location in the UK under strict protocols from September to October last year

In addition to Hathaway and Ejiofor, the film also features an incredible cast that includes Ben Stiller, Stephen Merchant, Lucy Boynton, Sir Ben Kingsley, Mindy Kaling, Mark Gatiss, Dulé Hill and Jazmyn Simon

Locked Down marks Hathaway and Kaling’s second heist film after Ocean’s 8 in 2018, but it’s unclear what role Kaling (or any of the other cast members) will play in the film alongside the two main roles

“The very act of making it to do something so collaborative and bold has made us all very focused and open – and, oddly enough, free,” Hathaway told PEOPLE about how Locked Down came about

“As if the odds were so against us anyway that I wanted to lean into the amusement and take risks with my performance

“It was scary to take my mask off every day, so I really appreciated how dedicated the crew was to keeping their masks – even when we were shooting in hot rooms and they were carrying heavy cameras and lighting, they were it always, always masked Your professionalism has helped me to protect myself and I was and still am incredibly grateful to you “

Locked Down is coming to theaters in the UK soon as it airs on Nov. Releases January on HBO Max in the US

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