Tom Hiddleston stars in new ‘High Rise’ trailer

The dystopian movie is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel

A new trailer for the forthcoming High Rise movie has been shared online.

Actor Tom Hiddleston stars in the preview, playing the character of Dr. Robert Laing. The film is an adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s dystopian novel of the same name, and is set in 1975.

Dr. Laing is a young physician who moves into a luxury high-rise building that has been described as “the ultimate in utopian living” by marketers. After a powercut and social unrest within the complex, Laing sits on his balcony eating his neighbour’s dog.

You can watch the trailer below, via Empire.

The film is directed by Ben Wheatley with the script written by Amy Jump. Producer Jeremy Thomas has been trying to get the movie made for a decade.

The cast also features Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss.

High Rise will be in cinemas from March 18.