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Tom talks to Time Out Magazine

Tom is on the cover of the upcoming issue of Time Out! He talked to the magazine about ‘High-Rise’ and ‘The Night Manager’, and you can read the article below. A scan of the cover has been added to our photo gallery (click here to view it).

Tom HiddlestonTom Hiddleston is in superbrain mode as he tries to make sense of some of the ideas in his brilliantly loopy new film, ‘High-Rise’, a disturbing vision of urban living gone horribly wrong. ‘My point is, what is reality in the end? Look at us: we’re both in rooms on our own, talking to computers – which is weird when you think about it!’

We’ve spent the past 90 minutes on Skype (with him in Australia, where he’s shooting a movie, and me in London); it’s the second part of a conversation that began in a Bethnal Green café just after Christmas. Hiddleston has been recapping his short, brilliant career that includes playing Loki in the ‘Thor’ movies, starring in ‘War Horse’ and ‘Crimson Peak’, and proving himself a master of Shakespeare on TV and stage. He’s a big star with a big brain; an actor equally at home in out-there arthouse films and mega-budget action movies. Now he has also captured the Sunday-night-TV crowd, playing Jonathan Pine, a hotel worker-turned-MI6 operative, in the thrilling BBC series ‘The Night Manager’, based on a John le Carré novel. He’s clearly hungry to try everything and anything. At one point in our interview he even suggests he might learn a new language just so he can work with foreign directors.

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Tom talks to The Guardian
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Tom talks to The Guardian

Tom talked to The Guardian about his upcoming projects – ‘The Night Manager’, ‘High Rise’ and ‘I Saw The Light’ – and the article has just been posted on their official website. The featured image has been added to our gallery, and you can read the interview below.

Tom Hiddleston and I are having an argument. It is about who followed who on Twitter first. Hiddleston is insisting I followed him. I didn’t. And for some reason, this is important to clarify. What happened, I explain, is that I woke up this morning and checked my phone and there was a notification saying you had followed me. So I thought it only polite to return the favour. And then I got hounded by several thousand Tom Hiddleston fan accounts, all of which told me how lucky I was.

He shakes his head politely.

“I just woke up and the first thing my phone told me was that you followed me,” Hiddleston says, leaning back in his chair. We are in Côte Brasserie in Hampstead, north London, just up the road from where he lives. He is wearing a grey T-shirt, the hem of each sleeve perfectly bisecting his biceps. The muscles are evident but not overwhelming. They are, like the rest of him, scrupulously amiable and unwilling to announce themselves with too much fanfare.

“This is a ridiculous conversation,” he says. “But it’s fine, by the way. I mean, you were doing your homework.”

And just like that, he wins the argument so effortlessly I almost don’t realise it’s happened. But perhaps that’s what Eton and a double first in classics from Cambridge does for you. It teaches you the ability to charm someone into submission without them noticing they’ve lost ground.

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Magnolia acquires U.S. rights to “High-Rise,”

Magnolia Picture has acquired U.S. rights to “High-Rise”, Tom’s latest motion picture. The news was released exclusively by Variety, and you can read their article below.

Magnolia Picture has acquired U.S. rights to “High-Rise,” a darkly comic look at social castes that had its world premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival.

It plans to release the picture in 2016 through its genre arm, Magnet Releasing. Magnet has a history of working with “High-Rise” director Ben Wheatley, having previously handled the rollout of his first film, “Down Terrace.”

“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.’”

“High-Rise” has a top-shelf cast that includes Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Miller, Luke Evans and Elizabeth Moss. It documents the outbreak of class warfare in a giant residential apartment block following a series of power outages. J.G. Ballard’s 1975 sci-fi novel of the same name inspired the film, and “High-Rise’s” heavy dose of sex and savagery made it one of the buzzier titles at Toronto. Wheatley has a cult of fans for his previous films, such as “Sightseers” and “A Field in England,” that were hailed for their transgressive energy.

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