Ben Wheatley is a film making badass. I don’t mean he is a tough guy while making movies (Well, maybe he is I have never made a movie with him, so who knows!) just that he makes movies only Ben Wheatley can make. As weird as it seems there are not too many film makers out there that can say this and actually back it up. Just watch Down Terrace, Kill List and A Field In England and tell me he doesn’t have a unique approach to story telling. Case in point High-Rise. The cast alone should be enough to get you all geeked up for this flick, but check the trailer out below. It has a quirky, Kubrick vibe to it and I am all on board. High-Rise hits OnDemand April 28th with a limited theatrical run in May.
Starring Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss
Directed by Ben Wheatley
Written by Amy Jump (screenplay) & J.G. Ballard (novel)
Magnolia Pictures will release HIGH-RISE OnDemand on April 28th and in theaters May 13, 2016
HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in 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.