Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss join Tom Hiddleston in High-Rise

Doctor Who director Ben Wheatley adds The Hobbit’s Evans and Mad Men’s Moss to High-Rise cast

Tom Hiddleston is in good company in Ben Wheatley’s adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s thriller High-Rise as Luke Evans and Elisabeth Moss join the ranks, Variety reports.


The story charts the lives of affluent residents of a futuristic apartment block, in which all modern amenities are contained, leaving them cut off from the rest of society. It’s an unnerving tale of life running out of control, as residents become driven by their primal urges.

Hiddleston plays the role of doctor Robert Laing, who is fascinated by the building, forming a relationship with the architect’s aide Charlotte, played by Sienna Miller.

Evans was most recently seen on the big screen in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. He’s a busy man too, taking on the title role in Dracula Untold, which is due for release on 3 October. 

Moss is perhaps best-known for her role as Peggy Olson in TV hit Mad Men and for her Golden Globe-winning turn in Top of the Lake. 

Big-name stars Jeremy Irons, James Purefoy and Reece Shearsmith will also star.

Wheatley himself is a man in demand, having directed episodes for the brand new Peter Capaldi-fronted Doctor Who series 8. Last night’s new trailer confirms this will begin on August 23rd


Wheatley originally suggested filming on High-Rise would begin this month, but reports suggest it will start in July in Belfast.