The genre distributor has acquired US rights to Ben Wheatley’s latest film and plans a 2016 release.


High-Rise premiered in Toronto and stars Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elizabeth Moss.

Amy Jump adapted the screenplay from JG Ballard’s 1975 satirical novel about class and wealth that centres on the deadly internecine warfare that engulfs an apartment block.

Jeremy Thomas produced and Peter Watson, Thorsten Schumacher, Lizzie Francke, Sam Lavender, Anna Higgs, Gabriella Martinelli, Christopher Simon and Genevieve Lemal served as executive producers.

“I’m very excited about working with Magnet again,” said Wheatley. “They have the brains and the balls to handle the crazy beast that is High-Rise.” Magnet distributed Wheatley’s first film, Down Terrace.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and Magnolia vp of acquisitions John Von Thaden brokered the deal with HanWay Films.