Worried there just won't be enough Tom Hiddleston to go around on the big screen this year, as he most likely won't have much screen time in Avengers: Age of Ultron? You'll be happy to know he takes the lead in High-Rise, an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's popular novel. To help ease the pain of these Tom Hiddleston-free days, the actor himself has posted a first look image at the thriller on his Personal Twitter, introducing his character Dr Laing.
High-Rise takes place in a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher's rise to power, 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 (Tom Hiddleston), a young doctor seduced by the High-Rise and its creator, the visionary architect Anthony Royal (Jeremy Irons). Laing discovers a world of complex loyalties, and also strikes up a relationship with Royal's devoted aide Charlotte (Sienna 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. High-Rise is directed by Ben Wheatley (A Field in England; Sightseers) and also stars Luke Evans, James Purefoy and the neo-iconic Elisabeth Moss. While no release date has been set, we can expect to see High-Rise debut in the states sometime this summer. Until then, take a look at the movie's leading man: