First Two Photos of Jesse Eisenberg in Richard Ayoade's 'The Double'
Are you seeing double? double? Our first look at what will likely be a Sundance 2013 film has arrived online, courtesy of our friends at CinemaTeaser. They've debuted the first two photos from the film The Double, the next feature from actor/comedian/filmmaker Richard Ayoade, whose directorial debut was one of my favorites of 2010 - Submarine (see it if you haven't). This time he's adapting Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s comedic novella The Double, published in 1846, and has Jesse Eisenberg starring, along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija & Yasmin Paige of Submarine (none of whom are pictured). Check 'em out.
In Dostoyevsky's "The Double: A Petersburg Poem", the story depicts a man named Golyadkin whose life is on the verge of destruction due to the sudden appearance of a "literal facsimile of his self". This double attempts to destroy the protagonist's good name and claim the position of both his public life in the Russian bureaucracy and within the social circle. "Think of it as Fight Club for bureaucrats," is the only quote we've got. It's likely we'll see Eisenberg playing the two double characters, but this is our first look. IONCinema predicted that this film will premiere at Sundance 2013 in January, and that's what we're hoping for, too.