Anne Hathaway has entered into final talks to join the cast of the Doug Liman directed pandemic movie ‘Lockdown’.

The film is said to be a heist, romantic comedy hybrid set during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Steven Knight wrote the script, and P.J. van Sandwijk is producing with Alison Winter. Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios is fully funding. CAA Media Finance arranged the financing and is co-representing worldwide rights with AGC.

Producers are aiming to begin shooting by the end of September.

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Hathaway was last seen in the Mark Ruffalo led ‘Dark Waters, The ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ gender swap remake ‘The Hustle’ and ‘Serenity’. Her upcoming films include Dee Rees’ ‘The Last Thing he Wanted’ and  Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ remake for Warner Bros., which is set to be released in 2021.

Liman, best known for working alongside Tom Cruise, with their most recent project set to make history as the first narrative feature shot in space, with the full cooperation of Elon Musk’s SpaceX and NASA. His previous work includes ‘American Made’, ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ and ‘Edge of Tomorrow’. Liman’s upcoming projects include ‘Live Die Repeat and Repeat’ and ‘The Cannonball Run’.