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First Look: Tom Hiddleston In Ben Wheatley’s ‘High Rise’

First Look: Tom Hiddleston In Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise'

The director behind “Kill List” and “Sightseers” adapting a novel by “Crash” writer J.G. Ballard for a movie with an all star cast? Yes, please. “High Rise” hit the sales floor at the Berlin International Film Festival, and Empire has dropped the first look at the film.

Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans and Stacy Martin, the film is set in 1975 and tracks the residents of an exclusive high-rise for the mega-successful who descend into violence and madness. Here’s the official synopsis: 

London, 1975.
A slick apartment tower rises above the Thames, the beginnings of what will soon become the world’s biggest financial hub.Dominating the landscape, it is simply called the HIGH-RISE… its address a mark of exclusivity.Its newest resident is Robert Laing, an ambitious young doctor utterly seduced by the lifestyle and cutting-edge technology the high-rise has to offer.
Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur who introduces him to the seedy underbelly of the high-rise. The cracks in this apparently flawless society grow rapidly, and Laing is shocked at the depravity he sees. Life in the high-rise quickly descends into madness and violence, and Laing finds himself amongst the marauding hordes of bloodthirsty tenants who take over the building, floor by floor.
A disturbing vision from the director of Kill List, this action-packed thriller depicts society’s most chilling nightmares.

This one can’t come soon enough. Perhaps a Cannes premiere is in the works? Fingers crossed.

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