The first trailer for Submarine writer/director Richard Ayoade’s new film The Double has been released.
The film is based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky,and centres on an ordinary office worker whose life unravels when his exact physical double comes to work for the same company.
Jesse Eisenberg plays the two men, with support from Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox, and Yasmin Paige.
The Double is due out in Ireland early next year.
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.