Jesse Eisenberg is poised to have a very strange 2013, one split between two very different projects. On the big, mainstream side of things there's the Louis Leterrier magician caper film Now You See Me
. And on the interesting side of things there is his starring role in The Double
, the sophomore effort from Submarine helmer Richard Ayoade.
Based on a Dostoevsky short story, "The Double is the comic story of an insignificant man driven to near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger. Funny, frightening and dream-like, the film will reflect on loneliness and our need to love and be loved.
No, it's not the most exciting synopsis in the world but Ayoade is simply a fabulous talent and the cast in this - Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor - is simply spectacular. And now we have the first pair of images to take a look at. Based on the concept and Ayoade's comic / music video history something along the lines of Michel Gondry may have been expected but things are looking quite different.
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