Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and The Hobbit‘s Luke Evans have joined Tom Hiddleston in Ben Wheatley’s film of High-Rise.
The two stars have been cast as Helen and Richard Wilder, and join Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Reece Shearsmith, James Purefoy, Peter Ferdinando and Dan Renton Skinner in the adaptation of JG Ballard’s classic.
“Elisabeth Moss and Luke Evans are great additions to our cast,” stated Wheatley. “I’m really excited to be working with both of them. I’m looking forward to see what they will bring to the complex relationship between Richard and Helen Wilder.”
This is an incredible cast for what is shaping up to be one of our most highly-anticipated films. Shooting on High-Rise begins in July in Belfast.
“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.”