A UK trailer for Richard Ayoade’s The Double is now online and viewable in the player below. It stars Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman vs. Superman) (in a dual role) and Mia Wasikowska (Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland).
Loosely based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Double follows Simon (Eisenberg), a timid, isolated man whos overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Wasikowska). The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also played by Eisenberg), 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.
Also starring Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris ODowd, Sally Hawkins, Craig Roberts and Paddy Considine, The Double is co-written by Avi Korine and produced by Amina Dasmal and Robin Fox, with executive producers including Michael Caine, Graeme Cox, Tessa Ross and Nigel Williams.