Chiwetel Ejiofor, Ben Stiller, Lily James, Stephen Merchant, and Mark Gatiss have all joined the queue to join Doug Liman’s latest, the pandemic heist thriller ‘Lockdown’.

Dule Hill and Jazmyn Simon have also joined previously announced name Anne Hathaway on the cast.

The film tells the story of how a couple, Linda (Hathaway) and Paxton (Ejiofor) who are constantly at each others’ throats, agree to call a truce and attempt a high-risk, high-stakes jewellery heist at the world’s most exclusive department store, Harrods.

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.

Filming began on the project this week on location in London.

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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’.