On November 7th, filming for Anthony Hopkins’ new film “Locked” will begin in Britain, which is a new version of the Argentine film (4×4) that is based on a true story.
The film follows the story of a thief who breaks into an SUV and finds himself trapped inside its bulletproof, soundproof cabin. Over time, the thief discovers that there is someone controlling the car remotely and realizes that he has fallen victim to a mysterious and deadly trap.
The film is directed by David Yarovsky, who is famous for directing horror films, and he collaborates again with producer Sam Raimi after their successful collaboration in the film “Nightbox” released in 2021. The screenplay was written by Michael Arlen Ross. Although Hopkins is the film’s hero, his role has not yet been revealed.
The film stars Glen Powell, who plays the role of the thief trapped inside the armored car. His character slowly unfolds as the film develops, revealing his other side, far from the external image of the cruel, reckless thief. The audience discovers that he is a father and husband who loves his family. The experience of being inside the closed car gives him the opportunity to think again about his relationship with them and the life he lived in its entirety. Self-reflection becomes one of the exciting paths of adventure. .
A look at the original film (4×4)
The original film was a huge success when it was released in 2019, and its events revolve in the crime-filled streets of Argentina around a good person who is forced by events and life to transform into an aggressive and evil thief.
The thief, Ciro Peter Lanzani, breaks into an SUV in an attempt to steal it and thinks that the operation will be simple. He finds himself trapped inside a car that is closed to him in every way, hiding his presence from the crowded neighborhood outside and making him lose all hope of survival.
As part of his attempts to get out of the car, Siro shoots at the armored door, but the bullet bounces back, causing him an injury to his leg, and he ultimately finds himself at the mercy of the car’s owner, who talks to him on the phone in it.
Ciro discovers that the owner of the car is an ordinary doctor named Enrique Ferrari who decided to take revenge on the car thief for all the times he was a victim throughout his life.
The film raises questions about right, wrong, and divine justice as contemplated by Enrique Ferrari, a wealthy car owner who decides to use his financial resources to achieve the idea of justice as he believes it is to right the wrongs of society caused by people like Ciro, who in turn becomes a torture victim for the megalomaniac Ferrari.
Siro becomes weaker day by day as a result of his bleeding, festering wound and the lack of food and water. His weakness and confinement inside the car force him to watch the residents of the neighborhood as they are detained by the thieves, of whom Siro was one before he was trapped inside the car, thus witnessing the impact of the crime that he was a part of on the residents of the neighborhood.
As events develop, the spectator wonders: Who is good? Who is truly evil at the core of all of them? Is it Ciro, who never had a chance to reflect on his actions and is considered a product of his society, or Ferrari, who intentionally tortured Ciro in order to feel powerful by torturing someone else?
Hopkins is accustomed to playing the roles of abnormal characters, such as his most famous role as the cannibal in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy, and his role in the movie “Fracture”, in which he presented the character of Ted Crawford, an engineer suffering from psychosis, who kills his unfaithful wife in a violent and bloody way and holds her boyfriend hostage to torture him, and after His arrest presents the jury with facts and theories that force them to acquit him.
In addition to the most violent role ever in the movie “Titus” directed by Julia Taymor, in which Hopkins plays the role of the Roman general Titus Andronicus, who cut his daughter’s neck in front of his guests and then cut the throats of some people for his personal pleasure and to satisfy the bloodlust within him.
Hopkins cannot be limited to these bloody or abnormal characters. When Steven Spielberg decided to make the movie “Amistad” in 1997, inspired by the events of the Spanish slave ship “La Amistad” in 1839, he chose Hopkins to play the role of John Quincy Adams, the lawyer who gave an impassioned speech that convinced the court. By releasing the African men.
In 2019, Hopkins played the role of Pope Benedict XVI in the film “The two popes” (The Two Popes) directed by Fernando Meirelles, showed the audience through his masterful performance the actions, gestures and mannerisms of a cleric who bears a deep responsibility towards others.
In 2020, Hopkins won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Motion Picture “the father” (The Father) He became the oldest actor to have won an Oscar at the age of 83, as he played the role of a father suffering from dementia, severe mood swings, and bouts of anger associated with his inability to understand what is going on around him after his daughter left him and stopped taking care of him due to her traveling with her husband.