Production on Ben Wheatley's new thriller 'High Rise' kicks off later this month in Belfast and even though the project has already managed to snare an impressive cast to date it's still not quite done yet. 'Nymphomaniac' star Stacy Martin (below) is the latest to sign up for an unspecified role in the new feature. Martin, who has appeared in both volumes of Lars von Trier's latest entries into controversy, will be joining Tom Hiddleston ('The Avengers'), Luke Evans ('Dracula Untold'), Elisabeth Moss ('Mad Men'), Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando, and Dan Renton Skinner.
Wheatley will direct the British production from a script by Amy Jump. The story is based on the novel by author JG Ballard. And here's how it goes...
"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 (Evans), 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."