Magnet Releasing has debuted new images from “High-Rise,” director Ben Wheatley’s darkly satirical thriller starring Tom Hiddleston.
In addition to the rather revealing still of Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing in a more content moment, we’re presented with new shots of Jeremy Irons as architect Anthony Royal, Luke Evans as documentary filmmaker Richard Wilder, and Elisabeth Moss as Helen Wilder.
Based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 dystopian novel about class warfare within a closed-off community, “High-Rise” follows Hiddleston’s character as he moves into a luxury tower, where he soon discovers complex loyalties within a building that is itself separated by class, based on wealth and status. Soon, a dangerous social situation develops, and the high-rise fragments into violent tribes.
“High-Rise” opens March 18 in the United Kingdom and later this year in the United States.