When Is Tom Hiddleston Heading Back To The Big Screen? Actor is on a “Highrise”

 

Photo Courtesy of Todd Plitt of USA Today
Photo Courtesy of Todd Plitt of USA Today

It feels like it has been forever since Tom Hiddleston has graced the big screen for our enjoyment. Truthfully, it has only been three months since Thor: The Dark World hit the cinemas, but as any fan of Hiddleston can tell you even that seems like too long ago. Fans were treated to the actor’s hit West End play Coriolanus recently via the big screen in a special live event.

Do not worry though as Hiddleston is heading back to the cinemas once again in the coming months, with another two projects lined up for the following year. As 2013 was coming to an end, it was announced that Hiddleston’s highly anticipated vampire flick Only Lovers Left Alive scored release dates in the US and the UK (April 11 and February 21 respectively). Now it appears that another of the British actor’s silver screen projects has a set date for public consumption.

According to The Wrap, the Hiddleston led gothic horror movie Crimson Peak directed by Guillermo del Toro, will be opening in cineplexes in the US and on IMAX on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, distributor Universal Pictures said in a statement last Thursday. The classically trained actor took over the role from his best friend Benedict Cumberbatch when the latter had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.

The thriller, which is set in Cumbria, in a crumbling mansion in a largely rural and mountainous region of northern England in the 19th century finds young author Edith Cushing, played by Mia Wasikowska, discovering that her charming new husband, played by Hiddleston, is not who he appears to be. This project reunites Wasikowska and Hiddleston once again after collaborating on Only Lovers Left Alive also.

Hiddleston will also be teaming up with new Doctor Who director, Ben Wheatley for the film adaptation of JG Ballard’s High Rise – a film which the producer, Jeremy Thomas, has been trying to do for over 30 years.

Wheatley confirmed Hiddleston’s involvement via his blog on Wednesday saying, “Here we go. Cant quite believe this is happening. Tom Hiddleston! Jeremy Thomas! Script by Amy Jump! JG BALLARD!” He also included an image of a poster for the project:

Photo: Jay Shaw via Mr and Mrs Wheatley
Photo: Jay Shaw via Mr and Mrs Wheatley

With those three projects set in stone for release, it looks like both 2014 and 2015 will be Hiddlestoned.

 

Erika Negrón Rivera
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