Mindy Kaling to star in Lockdown with Ben Kingsley

Mindy Kaling is the creator of the comedy-drama series Never Have I Ever. Photo: Instagram

Vera Mindy Chokalingam known professionally as Mindy Kaling along with Oscar winner Sir Ben Kingsley and Bohemian Rhapsody‘s Lucy Boynton, are going to be seen together in a high-stakes heist movie, Lockdown, which is also a romantic comedy.

Written by Peaky Blinders‘ Steven Knight, the movie which is currently filming in London, features actors Chiwetel Ejiofor and Anne Hathaway as leads portraying a squabbling couple who call a truce to plot a jewelry heist at world-famous department store Harrods. According to Deadline, the iconic London landmark’s owners have allowed it to be used as a backdrop for the movie.

Other actors in Lockdown’s cast include Ben Stiller, Stephen Merchant, Dulee Hill, Jazmyn Simons, and Doctor Who alum Mark Gatiss. Director Doug Liman (Mr. & Mrs. SmithThe Bourne Identity).

Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios is fully funding the under-$10 million film that is shooting now, according to Deadline.

Kaling, the former star of The Office and The Mindy Project has written two memoirs and released a third, Nothing Like I Imagined (Except for Sometimes). She also created the acclaimed Netflix series Never Have I Ever and she’s currently writing for multiple upcoming projects, including Legally Blonde 3.




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