Mia Wasikowska Joining Jesse Eisenberg for Ayoade's 'The Double'
Good news for the next project from Submarine director and comedian Richard Ayaode has already come in the form of Jesse Eisenberg starring in The Double, a film based on Dostoyevsky's The Double: A Petersburg Poem, which 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. Now Variety has word that Alice in Wonderland and The Kids Are All Right star Mia Wasikowska has also signed on for the film, but it's not clear what her role will be. Avi Korine (brother of filmmaker Harmony Korine) wrote the adaptation with Ayoade. Read on!
In the story, the titular twin 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. It's been described as Fight Club for bureaucrats, and I'm betting Ayoade will bring some dry humor to the story as well, something that's a perfect fit for Eisenberg. The project is still looking to be sold at the Berlin Film Festival next week, but considering the critical acclaim of Submarine and the power of Eisenberg and Wasikowska as young talents, I don't think it will have any problem getting sold.