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14 items from 2016


Long and Lean: The Silhouette of High Rise

15 April 2016 12:26 AM, PDT | Clothes on Film | See recent Clothes on Film news »

Or when your costumes look like a building. Odile Dicks-Mireaux’s designs for High Rise (2016) are far more than that. But for a film set in such a heavily stylised world, especially one created by sci-fi author J.G. Ballard, homogeny is everything. In fact homogeny is terrifying. Everything is reflected in the aesthetic. The building towers, Tom Hiddleston’s trouser legs tower, and Luke Evans towers over everyone. 

Director Ben Wheatley has claimed that he did not want High Rise to look like a ‘greatest hits of the seventies‘, but really that’s exactly what he’s got, certainly in terms of costume design – and that’s okay. It might not be the 1970s that everyone lucky enough to be around and partying in those days remembers, yet it is the one we as viewers want and expect to see. The building, the first of creator Anthony Royal’s (Jeremy Irons »

- Lord Christopher Laverty

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Tamzin Outhwaite webchat – as it happened

13 April 2016 6:05 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The former EastEnders star is back in the West End, and she came in to talk about reincarnating as a guitar, Hp sauce, training with the army and lots more

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Well, that was fun. Thank you all so much for your questions. If you like to laugh, come to see How The Other Half Loves at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket - we're on until June 25. The episode of Inside No 9, series three, will be on this autumn on BBC2.

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Antiquarian asks:

There used to be a publicity shot of you in Red Cap on the “media appearances” board in HQ Training Estates South East, where you filmed. They said it was the most stolen image, more so than 007. Any other unusual accolades like that?

I used to be seeded number three in trampolining in Redbridge. And in all-girls doubles, tennis, me and my partner were seeded number two. »

- Guardian Staff

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BBC comedy Stag: ‘The idea of stripping them naked and making them cross a raging torrent was very appealing’

26 February 2016 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

TV’s latest genre-busting series sees a Highlands bachelor weekend become a bloody quest for survival. We brave the mud and drizzle to meet its cast

Related: The Wrong Mans review – audacious and ambitious, it got everything right

Stephen Campbell Moore is sitting in the back of a Land Rover, talking about spirit animals, while dressed as a pink stag. The damp, cerise fabric of The Go-Between actor’s furry onesie is matted and filthy thanks to a relentless Scottish downpour and the unforgiving terrain. The cast of new BBC2 comedy thriller Stag have been killing time between takes in a saturated forest overlooking Loch Lomond, working out which animals they’d all be. It’s the sort of conversation you might hear during a real stag party, though the one Campbell Moore and co are currently filming features a fair bit more blood.

Related: Reece Shearsmith webchat – as it »

- Julia Raeside

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Intricate New Poster For Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise Teases A Psychedelic Trip

16 February 2016 8:59 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Moviegoers in the UK are almost a month out from the release of High-Rise, the latest in a growing line of Ben Wheatley’s psychological thrillers.

If Kill List focused on the unhinged mindset of a former soldier, and Sightseers chronicled the backroads journey of Alice Lowe and Steve Oram’s peculiar couple, then Wheatley’s latest very much places us in the shoes of a relatively sane protagonist: Tom Hiddleston’s successful Dr. Robert Laing, who seeks to start a fresh chapter in his life by taking up residence in the title tower block, only to discover that it’s harboring a dark, unspeakable secret.

Jeremy Irons stars as the seedy architect Anthony Royal, the creator that designed the sky-scraping cesspools in the first place. Ordering the lower class to the bottom and the upper echelons of society, High-Rise quickly descends into a dystopian nightmare of drugs, violence and sex, »

- Michael Briers

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Berlin: Lionsgate U.K. Acquires British Rights for ‘Ghost Stories’

14 February 2016 10:14 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Lionsgate U.K. has acquired U.K. distribution rights to “Ghost Stories,” based on the Olivier nominated supernatural stage production, co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, and set to star Martin Freeman (“The Hobbit” franchise, “Captain America: Civil War,” TV’s “Fargo”) and BAFTA award-winner George MacKay (“Pride,” “Sunshine on Leith”), with Andy Nyman reprising his role as Professor Goodman. Principal photography will start in September.

Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology and arch-sceptic has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave. His mentor Charles Cameron, the “original” TV parapsychologist, went missing 15 years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must meet.

Cameron, it seems, is still very much alive. And he needs Goodman to find a rational explanation for three unsolved cases that have shaken Cameron to his core. As Goodman investigates, »

- Leo Barraclough

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Altitude inks key pre-sale on Martin Freeman chiller 'Ghost Stories'

9 February 2016 11:21 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The Woman In Black distributor Tmg/Concorde picks up thriller for Germany.

Tele München/Concorde has snapped up all German rights to Altitude Film Sales’ chiller Ghost Stories.

The deal between Altitude’s sales chief Mike Runagall and Tmg/Concorde’s Markus Zimmer was wrapped up last night on the eve of Efm following the project’s announcement on Screen last week.

The pact marks the first collaboration between the two companies. Tmg/Concorde previously did well in Germany with similarly pitched horror The Woman In Black.

Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise), George MacKay (Pride) and Andy Nyman (Death At A Funeral) are to star in the feature version of well-received supernatural stage production Ghost Stories, co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Nyman, who will reprise his role as professor Goodman.

Principal photography is due to get underway in September with Claire Jones (Sightseers) producing alongside Warp Films’ [link »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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New Poster And Trailer For Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise Say Goodbye To The Real World

9 February 2016 9:36 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Later this year, moviegoers will be cordially invited to StudioCanal’s High-Rise (otherwise known as Ben Wheatley’s twisted tower of terror), and today’s poster and trailer showcase what happens when Tom Hiddleston’s protagonist bids farewell to the real world.

The actor assumes the role of the intellectual Dr. Robert Laing, who seeks residence in the titular sky-scraper. Held up as the solution to the societal ills of 1970s London, the tower block quickly descends into a cesspool of drugs and violence, with Hiddleston’s Laing caught up somewhere in the middle. Where exactly our protagonist finds himself is of the utmost importance, too, considering that the setup bears semblance to Snowpiercer by relegating the lower class to the bottom floors and upper class to the penthouses.

Less utopian haven and more dystopian nightmare, High-Rise has all the makings of a dark psychological thriller, and considering that Wheatley »

- Michael Briers

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'High-Rise' Trailer Pushes Tom Hiddleston to the Brink of Insanity

9 February 2016 9:08 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While many fans have been looking forward to 2016 for blockbusters such as Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, others have been looking forward to this year for another reason altogether. After being stuck in development for years, the long-awaited adaptation High-Rise will finally hit theaters, with a U.K. release on March 18, with the movie opening at an undetermined date domestically. Today, StudioCanal UK has released a new international trailer and poster, that takes us deeper inside this unique world, created by author J.G. Ballard and brought to life by writer-director Ben Wheatley and star Tom Hiddleston.

The story is set in the year 1975, where, two miles west of London, Dr. Laing (Tom Hiddleston) 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, »

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Martin Freeman, George MacKay to tell 'Ghost Stories' for Warp, Altitude

1 February 2016 3:02 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Warp Films and Altitude Film Sales team on Jeremy Dyson-Andy Nyman thriller.

Sherlock co-star Martin Freeman (The Hobbit franchise), George MacKay (Pride) and Andy Nyman (Death At A Funeral) are to star in a feature version of well-received supernatural stage production Ghost Stories, co-written and directed by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen) and Nyman, who will reprise his role as professor Goodman.

Principal photography is due to get underway in September with Claire Jones (Sightseers) producing alongside Warp FilmsRobin Gutch (’71). Altitude Films has boarded sales on the thriller and will introduce buyers to the project at the Efm.

In Ghost Stories, Phillip Goodman, professor of psychology and arch-skeptic has his rationality tested to the hilt when he receives a letter apparently from beyond the grave.

His mentor Charles Cameron, the ‘original’ TV parapsychologist went missing fifteen years before, presumed dead and yet now he writes to Goodman saying that the pair must »

- andreas.wiseman@screendaily.com (Andreas Wiseman)

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Latest Batch Of High-Rise Images Tease Ben Wheatley’s Twisted Tower Of Terror

28 January 2016 12:39 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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Tom Hiddleston has a date with destiny in the latest batch of stills for Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, which send his Dr. Robert Laing into the depths of the director’s twisted tower of terror.

Adapted from  J.G. Ballard’s acclaimed novel of the same name, Wheatley’s latest looks set to be another bold and psychedelic addition to résumé that is becoming increasingly surreal with each passing release. For the uninitiated, the eye-catching British director also helmed Kill List, Sightseers and A Field in England, and his catapulted onto the list of director’s you daren’t take your eye off even in such a short space of time.

As for High-Rise, Hiddleston’s brilliant doctor Laing is the newcomer to a residency that is masking a deep and dark secret. Relegating the lower class to the bottom floors and keeping the upper echelons of society at the tip-top, »

- Michael Briers

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Watch: Tom Hiddleston Veers off the Rails in ‘High-Rise’ Trailer

7 January 2016 3:48 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Tom Hiddleston appears to be losing his grip in a new “High-Rise” trailer released by StudioCanal through the actor’s Twitter feed.

The 75-second trailer, which includes portions of Tangerine Dream’s score from 1983’s “Risky Business,” portrays an increasingly troubled Hiddleston departing from an ordinary life to find himself in the middle of sex and violence.

“What are you doing in there?” a disembodied voice demands at the start and the end of the trailer.

Directed by Ben Wheatley, the thriller stars Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando and Dan Renton Skinner.

The film opens in the U.K. on March 18. Magnolia Picture acquired U.S. rights to “High-Rise” in December but has not set a release date.

High-Rise” documents the outbreak of class warfare in a giant residential apartment block following a series of power outages. J.G. Ballard’s »

- Dave McNary

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Hypnotic New High-Rise Trailer Finds Tom Hiddleston Consumed By Insanity

7 January 2016 9:21 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Tom Hiddleston checks into Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise in today’s new teaser, though any hope of finding a state of happiness in his new home soon come crashing down – and fast.

For Wheatley’s latest dark and brooding entry into a growing résumé of complex dramas, Hiddleston assumes the role of Dr. Robert Laing, a newcomer to the Orwellian microcosm constructed by fictional conglomerate Anthony Royal Architecture. Jeremy Irons plays the part of the title visionary behind the monolithic tower block, who becomes the chief target when the building’s three-tier class structure begins to dissolve.

Lifted from the pages of J.G. Ballard’s acclaimed novel, High-Rise is being adapted to the screen by Amy Jump and presents exactly the kind of multi-faceted material that allows Wheatley to flourish. From today’s trailer alone, we catch glimpses of the director’s unsettling visual style, challenging the macabre tenets that »

- Michael Briers

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Tom Hiddleston Takes A Tumble In Evocative New Poster For High-Rise

5 January 2016 7:53 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Five films into his dark, brooding and critically acclaimed career behind the lens, Ben Wheatley has shot to the top of the list of British directors you daren’t take your eye off. His latest, High-Rise, takes place in the socio-political cauldron of west London circa 1975, all contained within the four concrete walls of a monolithic residential tower block.

Built and sustained by the big wigs at Anthony Royal Architecture, a fictional conglomerate that favors profit over home comforts, these towering eyesores have been explored throughout the course of the film’s less-is-more marketing campaign, with Anthony Royal painting the sky-scrapping abode as a utopian haven. That’s about as far removed from reality as you could imagine.

In today’s teaser for Wheatley’s latest creative effort, Tom Hiddleston is seen taking a tumble from the titular High-Rise building, all set against a frankly hellish London backdrop.

Headlining the drama as Robert Laing, »

- Michael Briers

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Ben Wheatley's "High-Rise" Builds A Poster

5 January 2016 6:32 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

StudioCanal has released the a new poster for "High-Rise," Ben Wheatley's darkly satirical thriller starring Tom Hiddleston, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons, Luke Evans, Elisabeth Moss, James Purefoy, Reece Shearsmith, Peter Ferdinando and Dan Renton Skinner.

An adaptation of J.G. Ballard's novel of the same name, the story centers on a new residential tower built on the eve of Margaret Thatcher's rise to power, at the site of what will soon become the world's financial hub. The film opens March 18th in the U.K. ahead of a late 2016 release.

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- Garth Franklin

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