High Rise: Bringing Ballard To The Big Screen

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A new featurette for High-Rise, the new film from acclaimed director Ben Wheatley. Focused on bringing the work of J.G. Ballard to the big screen, the featurette includes comments from stars Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans,  Jeremy Irons, Director Ben Wheatley, Producer Jeremy Thomas, Production Designer Mark Tildesley and Novelists Travis Elborough and Ned Beaumont.

Adapted from J.G. Ballard’s visionary novel by screenwriter Amy Jump, High-Rise stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss.

“High Rise – Bringing Ballard To The Big Screen” is available to view below:



High-Rise is in cinemas now 

1975. Two miles west of London, Dr. Robert Laing moves into his new apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding around him, Laing bites the bullet and becomes neighbourly. As he struggles to establish his position, Laing’s good manners and sanity disintegrate along with the building. The lights go out and the lifts fail but the party goes on. People are the problem. Booze is the currency. Sex is the panacea. Only much later, as he sits on his balcony eating the architect’s dog, does Dr. Robert Laing finally feel at home…..


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