Above you will find the very first image from Ben Wheatley’s new thriller, High-Rise, and the image see’s lead actor Tom Hiddleston looking rather serious.
he image comes courtesy of Empire.
Teaming such a directing genius as Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers, A Field in England with the acting talents of Hiddleston is a very exciting prospect. If those two working together is not quite enough to get you excited (but it should be!), then check out the films synopsis below.
Wheatley’s High Rise is an update of JG Ballard’s dystopian novel, which is being produced by Jeremy Thomas’ RPC. The cast now includes Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss and Stacy Martin.
Hiddleston leads cast on the thriller as a young doctor drawn into the violence and debauchery of a surreal 1970s residential tower block.
The film also stars Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller,Stacy Martin and James Purefoy in a role that’s being delightfully described as that of “an upper-class nitwit.”
Studio Canal will release the film in the UK.
The film centres on a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart.
Enter Robert Laing (Hiddleston), a young doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (Irons). Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Miller).
But rot has set in beneath the flawless surface. Sensing discord amongst the tenants, Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur bent on inciting the situation. Wilder initiates Laing into the hidden life of the high-rise and Laing is shocked at what he sees. As the residents break into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of mounting violence. Violence that he also finds emerging in himself.