Tom Hiddleston And ‘High-Rise’ Director Joke About Nude Scenes, Highlight Hollywood News

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Famed filmmaker and director Ben Wheatley’s nostalgic thriller High-Rise was first released a few months ago in limited release, and soon will hit DVD.  Adapted by Amy Jump from the J.G. Ballard novel, High-Rise stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, a man seeking solitude, but finds the opposite. The opulence of the modern compound where he now resides is on the brink of class warfare, which ushers in an off-kilter and ultra-violent set of circumstances.

Tom  Hiddleston says of his nude scene in the film,  “He’s a great character and … there he is with no clothes on.” Wheatley adds his own humor, “This is it, this is my whole plan, to hang all of the marketing on Tom Hiddleston being naked. And it’s worked a treat!” You may joke, Wheatley, but you knew what you were doing indeed!

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High-Rise also stars Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, and Sienna Guillory, and is currently available OnDemand. If you haven’t seen it yet and want to know more, check out the trailer as well as the official synopsis below. For even more on High-Rise.

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 is the latest film by cult British director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, A Field in England), an ambitious adaptation of the J.G. Ballard novel of the same name.

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