Magnolia Pictures is set to release High-Rise via OnDemand on April 28, 2016 followed by a theatrical release on May 13th, and today they’ve unveiled a new trailer for the dramatic film based on J.G. Ballard’s bestselling novel. Directed by Kill List‘s Ben Wheatley and adapted for the screen by Amy Jump (A Field in England), High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, and Keely Hawes.
The Plot: 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.