Tom Hiddleston looks to be losing his mind in High-Rise, the upcoming drama-thriller from director Ben Wheatley (Sightseers, Kill List).
Based on the novel by J.G. Ballard, High-Rise tells of Dr. Robert Laing, a man who moves into a new apartment building seeking anonymity. That’s the last thing he’s going to get.
While that fantastic first teaser worked as a sort of advertisement for the film’s key building, this new U.K. trailer is a little more orthodox, driving home the thriller elements as Hiddleston’s character descends – alongside his surroundings. Although early reviews have been a little mixed, Wheatley’s vision is often singular; humour skewed with often dark elements. We’re very intrigued wit this one.
High-Rise, also starring Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss and James Purefoy, is opening in the U.K. on March 18.
Synopsis for High-Rise:
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…..