by Alleef Ashaari in

Two movies from HBO Max are coming to HBO GO Malaysia this week.

Locked Down

The brand-new HBO Max original feature film Locked  Down from Warner Bros. Pictures and AGC Studios will premiere same time as the U.S. exclusively on HBO GO on Thursday, 14 January 2021.

From director Doug Liman (The Bourne  Identity; Mr & Mrs Smith), the romantic comedy heist film stars Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables; The Dark Knight Rises) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years A Slave; 2012). Watch the trailer here.  

Shot during the early days of the pandemic under strict Covid-19 safety protocols, the film is inspired by what many may have experienced recently. 

In Locked Down, 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 fuelled by poetry and copious amounts of wine, it will bring them closer together in the most surprising way.

The film also stars Stephen Merchant (HBO’s Hello Ladies; Jojo Rabbit), Mindy Kaling (“Inside  Out”; “No Strings Attached”), Lucy Boynton (“Sing Street”; “Bohemian Rhapsody”), Dulé Hill (HBO’s “Ballers”; “The West Wing”), Jazmyn Simon (HBO’s “Ballers”; “Ed”), with Ben Stiller  (“Tropic Thunder”; “Night At The Museum”) and Ben Kingsley (“Gandhi”; “Iron Man 3”). 

An American Pickle

Seth Rogen stars in dual leading roles in the film An  American Pickle premiering in Asia exclusively on HBO GO and HBO (Astro Ch 411 HD) at 9pm on Saturday, 16 January 2021.Rogen stars as Herschel Greenbaum, a struggling labourer who immigrates to America in 1920 with dreams of building a better life for his beloved family.  One day, while working at his factory job, he falls into a vat of pickles and is brined for 100 years. The brine preserves him perfectly and when he emerges in present-day Brooklyn, he finds that he hasn’t aged a day. But when he seeks out his family, he is troubled to learn that his only surviving relative is his great-grandson, Ben Greenbaum (also played by Rogen), a mild-mannered computer coder whom Herschel can’t even begin to understand. 

The film, which is released under HBO Max’s Warner Max label, is an adaptation of the 2013 New Yorker series Sell Out by Simon Rich.

Aspiring writer. Born in Amsterdam, raised in Malaysia. Comics are my passion. A gamer and science fiction enthusiast. PSN: AlleefAshaari
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