Locke your seatbelts: Hardy takes the wheel

Be nice to the drivers with whom you share the road, you don’t know the battles they’re fighting.

Touted as a one-man play, longtime screenwriter and two-time feature director Steven Knight said his wheels started spinning about the film-as-play format while on set his first directing endeavor, the Jason Statham-starring Redemption, which wrapped not months before he honed in on Locke.

“I’d just finished the Statham picture … and the whole process just made me think to look again at the basics of what the job is: Get a load of people into a room, turn off the lights and get them to watch a screen for 90 minutes, and how many other ways there are, without using all the tricks that normally go with film,” he said