Empire Magazine has posted the first official still image from Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise which shows Tom Hiddleston as his character Dr. Robert Laing.
Starring alongside Hiddleston in High-Rise includes Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman), Sienna Miller (Layer Cake, American Sniper), Luke Evans (Hobbit, Fast 6), and Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men).
In London in 1975, on the eve of Margaret Thatcher’s ascent to political power, Robert Laing (Tom 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 (Jeremy 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 (Sienna Miller). After Laing befriends Richard Wilder (Luke 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
The British sci-fi thriller based on the novel by J.G. Ballard is expected to be released sometime this year but an official release date hasn’t been announced.
It’s director Ben Wheatley is known for his oddly dark films such as Sightseers, Kill List and the extremely trippy A Field In England.