It feels like fans have had to go so long without a Tom Hiddleston movie, but the wait for one of his upcoming films just got a whole lot easier. A preview of Hiddleston narrating the High-Rise novel has been made available ahead of the movie's premiere. There's no release date for the film yet, but it's set to debut sometime in 2015, so fans are getting anxious to see Hiddleston's Dr. Laing in action.
While the audio book doesn't exactly show you Hiddleston's character in real life, it's a fun way to get acquainted with the story line and to hear Hiddleston's smooth voice all at the same time. The full audio version of J.G. Ballard's novel is available on Thursday, March 26, but fortunately you don't even have to wait until then to hear part of it. The Guardian has a good-sized clip of the book (10 whole minutes) which will introduce you to Dr. Laing and the high-rise apartment building he lives in that is descending into chaos.
It's funny how Hiddleston's voice can make even the craziest things sound calm and rational. (For example, he opens the narration by saying Dr. Laing is eating a dog.) Who knows if that part made it to the film version, but I'm sure Hiddleston is going to sell the role on screen as much as he does in the audio book.
So sit back and listen to the clip while you wait for the movie to actually get a premiere date. We Hiddlestoners are all in this together, and hearing Hiddleston voice the book is going to make the wait that much easier.