HIGH-RISE (15)

WHO’S IN IT?

Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune), Sienna Miller (American Sniper), Luke Evans (The Hobbit), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), James Purefoy (A Knight’s Tale), Keeley Hawes (The Bank Job), Peter Ferdinando (Starred Up), Reece Shearsmith (The World’s End), Sienna Guillory (Eragon), Dan Renton Skinner (One Crazy Thing), Augustus Prew (The Kid), Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac)

WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?

Ben Wheatley (Sightseers), director, editor; Amy Jump (A Field in England), writer, editor; Jeremy Thomas (The Last Emperor), producer; Clint Mansell (Black Swan), composer; Laurie Rose (Kill List), cinematographer

WHAT’S IT ABOUT?

London, 1975 – young doctor Robert Laing (Hiddleston) becomes seduced by the lifestyle of an isolated community in a high-rise complex that is cut off from the rest of society, created by the building’s architect Anthony Royal (Irons). He takes up residence on the twenty-fifth floor, discovering the many pleasures it seems to offer, including a relationship with Royal’s daughter Charlotte (Miller) – but after befriending Richard Wilder (Evans), a documentary filmmaker eager to expose the community’s class injustices, he finds himself caught up in a full-scale class war…

IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?

With his new adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s satirical novel of the same name, as well as a great cast of actors bringing it all to life, director Ben Wheatley looks set to finally break into the mainstream with this unconventional but poignant black comedy.

WHEN’S IT OUT?

FRIDAY 18TH MARCH 2016

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