Featuring bigger stars and a bigger budget than he’s ever worked with, you might think Ben Wheatley‘s “High-Rise” is a bit more accessible, or pivots toward a broader audience. But fans will be heartened to know what the director’s latest (which is also his longest to date) has his stamp all over it, and a new trailer takes you inside the mad world he’s conjured.
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, and Elisabeth Moss,“High-Rise” is a look at a luxury apartment complex, separated by class with the wealthiest people living on the upper floors, that soon devolves into disorder and chaos. While Wheatley doesn’t miss the topicality of the material, he’s mostly focused on depicting his characters and the universe they’re in come crumbling down.
“High-Rise” opens on March 18th in the U.K. and will be released in the U.S. by Magnolia. Watch below.