Tom Hiddleston is whipping up a storm on the small screen at the moment with his performance in The Night Manager but he’s is set to make his film return with High-Rise.
High-Rise will see Hiddleston team up with filmmaker Ben Wheatley for the first time and the actor takes centre stage in this great new piece of artwork.
We haven’t seen Hiddleston on the big screen since the release of Crimson Peak last autumn and this movie kicks off another very busy year for the popular actor.
He will take on the central role of Dr. Robert Laing in High-Rise, which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by J.G. Ballard. Amy Jump has adapted the book into a screenplay.
Hiddleston is set to lead an all-star cast as Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, and Keeley Hawes are just some of the great names on board.
1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly.
As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…
Hiddleston returned to TV at the weekend with the first episode of The Night Manager, which is based on the book by John le Carré. His performance in the central role of Jonathan Pine has thrust him into the James Bond debate, with many watching calling for the actor to be the next 007.
High-Rise is released 18th March.