The first trailer has been released for writer/director Richard Ayoade’s new film, The Double. Starring Jesse Eisenberg, the film is based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella, and follows a government clerk (Eisenberg) whose life is destroyed after he believes an exact copy of himself starts working in his office, and tries to disrupt and ruin his life. Check out the trailer below.
The film is rumoured to be premièring at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.
The Double also stars Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox, and Yasmin Paige.
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon’s exact physical double and his opposite — confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon’s horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
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