Hey look! It's yet another trailer for Ben Wheatley's High-Rise, his adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel. There have been so many trailers, and a couple of more in the last week or so that I haven't bothered to post, that you'd think it was right around the corner. And yet it's still more than a month away from digital release and longer for a theatrical rollout. But if you want one more look at the dystopian thriller set in a posh luxury high-rise apartment, here ya go.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Elisabeth Moss, Luke Evans, James Purefoy, Sienna Miller, and Jeremy Irons, the film centers on the building's residents as they descent into debauchery during a class struggle. Here's the synopsis:
HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartmentin a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose lofty location places him amongst the upper class.Laing quickly settles into high society life and meets the building’s eccentric tenants: Charlotte (Miller), his upstairs neighbor and bohemian single mother; Wilder (Evans), a charismatic documentarian who lives with his pregnant wife Helen (Moss); and Mr. Royal (Irons), the enigmatic architect who designed the building. Life seems like paradise to the solitude-seeking Laing. But as power outages become more frequent and building flaws emerge, particularly on the lower floors, the regimented social strata begins to crumble and the building becomes a battlefield in a literal class war. HIGH-RISE is the latest film by cult British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England), an ambitious adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel of the same name.
High-Rise hits VOD on April 28th and theaters May 13th.