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Ben Wheatley's High Rise acquired by Magnet Releasing

12.07.2015by: Eric Walkuski

Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that they have acquired U.S. rights to HIGH-RISE, the new film from KILL LIST director Ben Wheatley. HIGH-RISE stars Tom Hiddleston, Luke Evans, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller and Elizabeth Moss.

Based on J.G. Ballard's book...

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 will be released in 2016; no specific date has been set as of now.

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