Ejiofor, Hathaway filming London heist drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway have begun filming Doug Liman’s heist drama Lockdown in London.
The AGC-backed film is set against the backdrop of the Covid-19 lockdown and centres on a feuding couple (Hathaway and Ejiofor) as they call a truce on their sniping to plot a high-stakes jewellery theft at Harrods.
The world-famous store has granted permission for the team to use it as a key filming location.
Producers are in advanced talks with Ben Stiller, Lily James, Stephen Merchant, Dulé Hill, Jazmyn Simon and Mark Gatiss to join the cast.
Liman directs from a screenplay by Steven Knight; the producers are Michael Lesslie, P.J. van Sandwijk and Alison Winter. As with all projects currently in production, the cast and crew will adhere to strict Covid health and safety protocols.
Also on The Knowledge
Sheridan Smith has lined up her next ITV drama, No Return, from Red Production Company.
Channel 5 has announced figures showing a hefty increase in regional spend in 2019, exceeding its Ofcom target quota.
ITV crime drama Professor T has begun filming on location in Cambridge and Belgium
Filming is underway in Brighton on ITV’s Grace, starring John Simm.
Eve Myles is set to produce and star in Dragged To Church, an indie feature she is also co-writing.
BFI’s Research and Statistics Fund, the BAFTA-led consortium albert and Arup have collaborated on a new report that lays out steps needed to help film production move to net-zero emissions by 2050, in line with government legislation.