The Double is a new film from director and comedian Richard Ayoade (Submarine, The IT Crowd), starring Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) and Mia Wasikowska (Stoker, Only Lovers Left Alive).
Jesse Eisenberg plays Simon, 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, Hannah, played by Mia Wasikowska. He feels powerless to change any of these things. 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.
The Double also stars Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids, Cuban Fury, The IT Crowd), Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), James Fox (A Passage To India), Gemma Chan (Exam, Dates), Cathy Moriarty (Raging Bull), Rade Serbedzija (Taken 2, X-Men: First Class), Paddy Considine (The World’s End, Tyrannosaur), Yasmin Paige (Submarine), Nathalie Cox (Exam, Clash of the Titans), Wallace Shawn (Toy Story 3), Chris Morris (Brass Eye), Tim Key (Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa) and is released in the UK on April 4th and it looks very intriguing.
Check out the full trailer below:
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