As “High-Rise” continues to collect glowing reviews before its U.K. premiere this weekend, our envy is only further ignited by all the hype. However, Magnolia Pictures have heard our pleas and have come to save the day, releasing a new trailer for the film ahead of its spring release on our shores.
The new North American trailer contains all the essential ingredients: A (literal and figurative) descent into insanity, violent clashes between social classes, an unsettling score by Clint Mansell, a dancing Tom Hiddleston and a naked Tom Hiddleston. We see a much better look at the different individuals that occupy the building, as the trailer highlights them in their obviously contrasting situations.
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.
Directed by Ben Wheatley, the rest of the cast includes Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons and Elisabeth Moss. Magnolia Pictures will release the film On Demand on April 28, with a theatrical opening on May 13. Until then, you can find us watching this new trailer over and over again. Check it out above.