Ben Wheatley's High Rise adds Jeremy Irons And Sienna Miller

Over the last couple of years director Ben Wheatley has left one hell of an impression on the horror genre with films like KILL LIST, SIGHTSEERS and A FIELD IN ENGLAND, so to say we’re excited for his upcoming adaptation of JG Ballard's 1975 novel HIGH RISE would be an understatement.

Up until today the last we heard about Wheatley's apartment complex thriller was that Tom Hiddleston was set for the leading role. Now, Screen Daily is reporting that both Jeremy Irons and Sierra Miller have been cast alongside Hiddleston. Irons will play the visionary architect Anthony Royal, while Miller will play his devoted aide, Charlotte, who strikes up a relationship with Hiddleston’s character Robert Laing.

Here's a rundown of the film:

HIGH RISE centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Thatcher’s England, at the site of what will soon become the world’s financial hub. Designed as a luxurious solution to the problems of the city, it is a world apart. Enter Robert Laing (Hiddleston), a young doctor seduced by the high-rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (Irons). Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal’s devoted aide Charlotte (Miller).

But rot has set in beneath the flawless surface. Sensing discord amongst the tenants, Laing meets Wilder, a charismatic provocateur bent on inciting the situation. Wilder initiates Laing into the hidden life of the high-rise and Laing is shocked at what he sees. As the residents break into tribal factions, Laing finds himself in the middle of mounting violence. Violence that he also finds emerging in himself.

Additional casting is still underway on this one so we'll be sure to fill you guys in on that once we get it. HIGH RISE was scripted by Wheatley’s wife and regular collaborator Amy Jump.

Extra Tidbit: What do you think of the casting so far?
Source: Screen Daily



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