HIGH RISE: Our First Look At Tom Hiddleston In Ben Wheatley's Thriller
Empire has your first look at Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing in Ben Wheatley's upcoming thriller High Rise. We are very excited for anything coming out of Wheatley's camp because he always brings us something different with every film. Very excited about this film.
Wheatley's adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel boasts a pretty awesome cast too. We will get Luke Evans as class warrior/documentarian Richard Wilder, Jeremy Irons as Anthony Royal, the building's architect, Sienna Miller as Charlotte, Royal's aide, and James Purefoy as upper-class nitwit, Pangbourne.
A slick apartment tower rises above the Thames, the beginnings of what will soon become the world's biggest financial hub.Dominating the landscape, it is simply called the HIGH-RISE... its address a mark of exclusivity.Its newest resident is Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor utterly seduced by the lifestyle and cutting-edge technology the high-rise has to offer.
Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur who introduces him to the seedy underbelly of the high-rise. The cracks in this apparently flawless society grow rapidly, and Laing is shocked at the depravity he sees. Life in the high-rise quickly descends into madness and violence, and Laing finds himself amongst the marauding hordes of bloodthirsty tenants who take over the building, floor by floor.
A disturbing vision from the director of Kill List, this action-packed thriller depicts society's most chilling nightmares.
High Rise is on the market floor at EFM this week.