Ever since its world premiere last fall at the Toronto International Film Festival, Ben Wheatley’s dystopian thriller “High-Rise” has maintained its traction at a set of various other fests around the world, readying audiences for an eventual theatrical release. Part of the film’s building momentum could also be due to its brilliant marketing campaign, which has continued to intrigue audiences as its U.K. premiere approaches on March 18.
In a fantastic new set of posters, the film invites us to get acquainted with some of the main characters through the lens of a kaleidoscope, further hinting at the utter madness we should expect to find in the film itself.
In the film, based on the J.G. Ballard novel of the same name, chaos ensues between a brand-new high-rise building’s eccentric residents after a strange series of power outages begin to occur unexpectedly. As Dr. Robert Laing (played by Tom Hiddleston) moves into his luxurious new apartment, he makes himself comfortable as one of the wealthier residents of the building. However, the solitude-seeking protagonist finds himself surprised by how quickly life inside the high-rise spirals into insanity as the tenants find themselves in a literal war between social classes.
The film boasts a talented ensemble that includes the likes of Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.