HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA — Though Anne Hathaway portrayed Catwoman in 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises, her performance in Locked Down (2021, dir. Doug Liman) is about to prove that she would’ve made for an even better Joker than Heath Ledger. HBO Max’s upcoming COVID-19 heist film stars Hathaway and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave) as a British couple who plan a heist during the 2020 pandemic in order to afford toilet paper.
Check out the trailer below!
One look at Anne Hathaway’s character in this film, and Gotham’s Clown Prince of Crime seems tame in comparison. If this film doesn’t end with Hathaway locked away in the deepest, darkest cell in Arkham Asylum, we’ll be shocked!
HBO Max summarizes the film below:
Just as they decide to separate, Linda (Anne Hathaway) and Paxton (Chiwetel Ejiofor) find life has other plans when they are stuck at home in a mandatory lockdown. Co-habitation is proving to be a challenge, but fueled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way.
The Locked Down cast rounds out with Ben Kingsley (Gandhi), Mindy Kaling (Salo, or the 120 Days Of Sodom), and Ben Stiller (Greenberg), and Stephen Merchant (Movie 43). We could not be more excited to see all these power players act alongside Hathaway as she wields chaos and fear like Jared Leto’s Joker turned up to 11.
It’s so awesome to see Hathaway take a role that’ll prove she can be just as unhinged as the method actors who’ve portrayed psychiatrically insane criminal masterminds before her.
We have a feeling fans are going to do impressions of Anne’s character in Locked Down for years to come, just like thousands of lonely men did with Heath Ledger’s Joker.
MEN’S HUMOR CONSENSUS: Locked Down offers timely, popcorn entertainment that will resonate with anyone who is slowly coming to embrace full-blown nihilism due to mankind’s inability to fix its own problems anymore. This feels like a film that you can watch alone while casually glancing at your reflection in a shattered mirror, or with your whole family as you shave your heads and self-flagellate together.
Locked Down is scheduled to be released through HBO Max on January 14th, 2021.