High-Rise: Elisabeth Moss wants to move up in the world
When Robert Laing (Tom Hiddleston) moves into a new skyscraper apartment building in High-Rise, the doctor gets intimately acquainted with the building’s inhabitants and strict social structure. While Robert enjoys an exclusive supermarket and racquetball court as a privileged upper-floor resident, people living beneath him, like mom Helen (Elisabeth Moss), struggle to stay afloat. “Things would be better if we could afford to move to a higher floor,” Helen says in the newest international trailer for the Ben Wheatley-directed film. Her husband (Luke Evans) is less inclined to wait for an upstairs apartment to open up in their price range.
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It’s not long before the resentful lower floors rebel against their wealthy neighbors, and the new clip is the first to depict the Lord of the Flies chaos unleashed by class warfare. High-Riseis adapted from J.G. Ballard’s 1975 novel of the same name. Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans also star. The socio-political drama premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, and will open in U.S. theaters May 13.