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First Look: Luke Evans In Ben Wheatley’s ‘High Rise,’ Will Play Gaston In ‘Beauty And The Beast’ With Emma Watson

First Look: Luke Evans In Ben Wheatley's 'High Rise,' Will Play Gaston In 'Beauty And The Beast' With Emma Watson

If you need any indication of just how high Ben Wheatley‘s profile has risen, you should know that none other than Martin Scorsese has attached himself as an executive producer on his next movie, “Free Fire.” But before that, he’s got the star-studded “High Rise” ready to go. It’s an adaptation of J.G. Ballard‘s novel and features Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans, and Stacy Martin. The first look at Luke Evans in the movie recently dropped, so check it out above, and read the official synopsis below: 

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.

Meanwhile, Evans is switching gears and heading over to Disney to join the live action “Beauty And The Beast” with Emma Watson. Variety reports that he’ll play Gaston, the villain who wants to win over Belle, and sends men to kill the Beast. Bill Condon will direct the movie, which will lens later this year, but there’s no release date just yet. There’s not one for “High Rise” either, but we expect to see it on the festival circuit in short order.

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