Magnolia Pictures and Magnet released new trailer and poster for Ben Wheatley’s newest film High-Rise, Cast includes Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Moss, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, and Luke Evans — Wheatley is a hell of a filmmaker, and I’m looking forward to seeing how this adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s novel turns out.
HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class. Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war. HIGH-RISE is the latest film by cult British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England), an ambitious adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel of the same name.
High-Rise hits theaters on May 13, but will be available On Demand starting on April 28.