Hey guys, Jana here,
Director Ben Wheatley (‘Kill List‘) has gathered a star-studded cast to tell the story of ‘High-Rise‘. Based on the 1975 novel of the same name from writer J.G. Ballard , the same writer responsible for ‘Empire of the Sun‘ and ‘Crash‘ among others. The film stars the always gorgeous, ( and naked!) Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss and James Purefoy, it comes to big screens April 28.
London, 1975. Robert Laing (Hiddleston) is a young doctor seduced by the lifestyle in a high-rise, an isolated community, cut off from the rest of society in their luxury tower block, and its creator, the architect Anthony Royal (Irons). Taking up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Evans), a documentary filmmaker relegated to the second floor who is determined to provoke the class injustices inherent in the high-rise, a dangerous social situation develops and the high-rise eventually fragments into violent tribes.
This is a movie that seems to have it’s finger on the pulse of the cerebral and the violent, definitely one for me.