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. Smith, The 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.