Doug Liman, Anne Hathaway Team for Pandemic Heist Pic Lockdown

Before he takes off for space to reunite with Tom Cruise on the highly-buzzed about blockbuster, Doug Liman ( Edge of Tomorrow ) is keeping his feet on Earth for his next project Lockdown with Anne Hathaway ( Ocean’s 8 ) in final talks to star, according to Deadline.

The film, which is penned by Steven Knight (Taboo, See), is being described as a “ heist movie/romantic comedy set in the backdrop of the pandemic lockdown” and the producers of the project are eying a modest $10 million or less budget.

P.J. Sandwyck, who is currently partnering with Liman on the forthcoming space-shot project led by the Mission: Impossible star, is set to produce the project alongside Alison Winter and sources report that several key roles are currently available to cast, with Cillian Murphy ( A Quiet Place Part II ) reportedly being eyed for one. Lockdown will also mark a reunion for Hathaway and Knight, who previously directed the Oscar-winning actress in the critically-abhorred and financially disappointing mystery thriller Serenity .

Lockdown is currently being eyed to begin shooting by the end of this month.

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