Magazine article Screen International

HanWay's High-Rise Signs for UK, France

Magazine article Screen International

HanWay's High-Rise Signs for UK, France

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EXCLUSIVE: HanWay inks UK and French deals on Ben Wheatley's thriller.

HanWay Films has finalised deals for Ben Wheatley's anticipated thriller High-Rise with StudioCanal for the UK and Wild Side co-founder Manuel Chiche's new distribution company The Jokers for France.

As reported by Screen last week, Jeremy Irons and Sienna Miller have joined Tom Hiddleston on the cast of the in-demand Sightseers director Wheatley's update of JG Ballard's dystopian novel, which is being produced by Jeremy Thomas' RPC.

Hiddleston leads cast on the thriller as a young doctor drawn into the violence and debauchery of a surreal 1970s residential tower block.

Shoot is slated to get underway this July in Belfast. Script comes from Amy Jump while financiers include FilmFour and the British Film Institute, with support from Northern Ireland Screen. …

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