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WATCH: Tom Hiddleston Strips Down (with Nothing but a Book) in High-Rise Exclusive Clip

04/15/2016 AT 04:30 PM EDT

Saved by the book.

Hiddlestoners, brace yourselves. Tom Hiddleton is doing away with his demureness for a very hot second (literally), stripping down to nothing but a book for his newest role in High-Rise.

In this revealing, exclusive clip, the actor – who plays Dr. Robert Laing – is minding his own business sunbathing nude on the balcony of his new apartment when his neighbor Charlotte Melville (Sienna Miller) drops a wine bottle from above, nearly landing right on top of him.

Laughing and apologizing for startling him in the midst of his peaceful moment, Melville – who refers to him as an "excellent specimen" – and Richard Wilder (Luke Evans) then invite him to come up to their party.



"Okay, we haven't frightened him off," Melville says of her new neighbor, whose washboard abs clearly have not gone unseen.

"So what if we have," Wilder responds.

But those are just the first of many intimidating neighbors whom Laing will meet, as he has yet to find out that he "doesn't know how things work around here" and has just entered a utopia that will soon spiral out of control.

The star-studded cast also includes Jeremy Irons, Elisabeth Moss and James Purefoy.

High-Rise hits iTunes, Amazon Video and On Demand on April 28, and theaters on May 13.
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