Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans anchor the cast of High Rise, the Ben Wheatley adaptation of JG Ballard's novel. And while the cast may have gotten much higher profile than the norm for Wheatley the filmmakers underlying anarchic spirit remains very much intact.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new
apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building's
residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the
complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and
becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing's
good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The
lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the
problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as
he sits on his balcony eating the architect's dog, does Dr. Robert Laing
finally feel at home.....
With the UK theatrical release coming March 18th the full theatrical trailer has now arrived and is looking very compelling, indeed. Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elisabeth Moss also star. Check out the trailer below.