[Movies] Tom Hiddleston To Star In Adaptation Of High Rise Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.05.2014
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Den of Geek reports that Tom Hiddleston has signed on for director Ben Wheatley's (Kill List) adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel High Rise.
Here's a synopsis for the novel: When a class war erupts inside a luxurious apartment block, modern elevators become violent battlegrounds and cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on 'enemy' floors. In this visionary tale, human society slips into violent reverse as once-peaceful residents, driven by primal urges, re-create a world ruled by the laws of the jungle.
Wheatley has been directing the first two episodes of Doctor Who series eight, which will be Peter Capaldi's first two episodes as the 12th Doctor. High Rise is cited as an inspiration for the Paradise Towers episode of Doctor Who in the 1980s during Sylvester McCoy's run as the Doctor.