‘High-Rise’ Trailer: Tom Hiddleston Promises Mania, Narcissism, and Power Failure

     March 15, 2016

high-rise-tom-hiddleston-sliceMagnolia Pictures has released a new trailer for Ben Wheatley’s mind-tripping thriller, High-Rise. Adapted from J.G. Ballard’s classic novel, the film stars Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, a man seeking quiet and anonymity in his new apartment who finds his bizarre collection of neighbors aren’t too keen to leave him well enough alone. Thanks to the indulgent lifestyle within the ultra-modern compound and a simmering threat of class warfare between the upper and lower floors, Laing finds himself headed down a debauched path of questionable sanity. With Wheatley at the helm, we can count on that path to be offbeat, ultra-violent and entirely singular.

Also starring Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, and Sienna GuilloryHigh-Rise will hit OnDemand on April 28th before arriving in US theaters on May 13th. Check out the new clip below.


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Here’s the official synopsis.

HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartmentin 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.


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