'A Field in England' and 'Kill List' director Ben Wheatley's newest project 'High-Rise' is lining up one heck of an impressive cast which will no doubt give the British filmmaker plenty more deserved attention. Both 'Dracula Untold' actor Luke Evans (below) and 'Mad Men' star Elisabeth Moss have signed on to the feature adapted from the classic British thriller by JG Ballard. Evans and Moss join fellow castmates Tom Hiddleston ('The Avengers'), Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, and Dan Renton Skinner. Wheatley said: “Elizabeth Moss and Luke Evans are great additions to our cast. 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.”
"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."
'High-Rise' is due to begin prodution this July in Belfast.