The first trailer for writer/director Richard Ayoade’s (Submarine) upcoming film The Double has been released online. Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella of the same name, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as Simon, a government clerk who finds his life being usurped by his doppelganger. I’m looking forward to seeing this one in just a few days at TIFF.
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.
via The Guardian