Tom Hiddleston’s forthcoming film High-Rise looks fun, sexy, cool and slightly scary.
And so does the new poster for the film:
Welcome to the high life. More tomorrow… pic.twitter.com/E6zTiRL5tC
— High-Rise (@HighRise_movie) January 5, 2016
We hate to see (what appears to be) our sweet Hiddles tumbling through the air, but we trust he will land on his feet as the lead character Dr. Robert Laing in the film based on J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel.
Here’s a short description of Laing’s life in the luxury building, released at the 2015 Toronto Film Festival:
“1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. 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 neighborly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the elevators fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea.”
The High-Rise Twitter feed suggests more is to come tomorrow; we’ll just have to be patient to see what exactly that means.
High-Rise will be released in the U.K. on March 18 and will follow in the U.S. with the date to be announced. Hiddleston is joined by Jeremy Irons (Batman v Superman), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Luke Evans (The Hobbit) and Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake).
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