LOCKE is the highly-anticipated second film from UK writer-director Steven Knight (Hummingbird). It is based on an original screenplay by the Oscar-nominated Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) and is produced by Oscar-nominated producer Paul Webster (Anna Karenina, Salmon Fishing in The Yemen, Eastern Promises, Atonement) and Guy Heeley (Hummingbird) through their London-based company, Shoebox Films. Shoebox is a partnership between Webster, Heeley and director Joe Wright.
LOCKE is financed and distributed by IM Global’s specialty label Anthem. Stuart Ford, David Jourdan, Steven Squillante and Joe Wright serve as executive producers.
Tom Hardy (Inception, The Dark Knight Rises) plays Ivan Locke. LOCKE is the story of one man’s life unravelling in a tension-fuelled 90- minute race against time. Ivan Locke has the perfect family, his dream job, and tomorrow should be the crowning moment of his career. But one phone call will force him to make a decision that will put it all on the line.
Acclaimed UK actress Ruth Wilson (Jane Eyre, Anna Karenina, The Lone Ranger,Luther) plays Ivan’s wife Katrina. Double BAFTA-winner Olivia Colman (Tyrannosaur, The Iron Lady and TV’s Broadchurch) is Bethan, the woman with whom Ivan has risked everything.
The prestigious supporting cast includes BAFTA-winning actor Andrew Scott, best known for his portrayal of Moriarty in the BBC series Sherlock, and renowned UK TV and stage actor Ben Daniels (House of cards). Rising stars Tom Holland (The Impossible, How I Live Now) and Bill Milner (Son Of Rambow,X-Men First Class) play Ivan’s sons.
They are joined by Danny Webb (A Little Chaos), Silas Carson (Star Wars: Episodes 1- 3), Alice Lowe (Sightseers), Lee Ross (Secrets And Lies, The English Patient, Centurion), and Kirsty Dillon (The Look Of Love).
The creative team is headed by director of photography Haris Zambarloukos (Mamma Mia,Thor), editor Justine Wright (State Of Play, The Iron Lady), and the BAFTA-nominated production sound mixer John Casali (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,Hummingbird).
LOCKE shot for two weeks on location in London in February 2013.
“The difference between never and once is the whole world. The difference between never and once is the difference between good and bad.” Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked hard to craft a good life for himself. Tonight, that life will collapse around him. On the eve of his the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, LOCKE is a unique cinematic experience that literally puts the audience in the passenger’s seat to watch the driver’s life unfold.
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