The Rise_QuadMarking new British director Rowan Athale’s feature directorial debut, The Rise premiered to the world out in Toronto last year – then screening under the name Wasteland – to promising early reviews.

The crime-thriller has been pegged as one of the best British movies of the year, and we’ve got the new UK quad poster to share with you before it arrives on our shores next month.

Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Miller (Treadaway) sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West (Spall) has no doubt as to Harvey’s part in a foiled robbery, and the subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper (Maskell).

Denying nothing, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full. We take in his release from prison a month earlier and the malevolent, unjust act that put him there. We see his emotional reunion with his sibling-like best friends, and the immovable loyalty they have for one another. We see the rekindling of a lost love, a second chance for two people meant for each other. We see the ingenious planning of the ill-fated robbery, the amazing twist, the shocking outcome, and the real driving force behind it – retribution. What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving and often hilarious story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness.

Luke Treadaway (Attack the Block, You Instead) takes the lead as Harvey Miller, with Iwan Rheon, Timothy Spall, Matthew Lewis, Vanessa Kirby, Neil Maskell, and Gerard Kearns completing the cast nicely.

Athale is directing from his own script, with Mark Foligno (Moon, The King’s Speech) serving as producer.

Treadaway is coming off the back of winning the Oliver Award for his performance in the National Theatre’s adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Misfits and Game of Thrones fans can also look forward to seeing a familiar face in Rheon. And after thoroughly enjoying Vanessa Kirby’s performance in Richard Curtis’ About Time, I’m looking forward to seeing what she brings to the table here in Athale’s debut.

The Rise will be released in the UK on 20th September, and if you’re a fan of the British crime-thriller genre, it looks like it’s one not to be missed.

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The Rise is in cinemas, VOD and on iTunes on 20th Sept and on DVD and Blu-Ray on 30th Sept.