'Submarine' Star Yasmin Paige Joining Richard Ayoade's 'The Double'
If you're not familiar with Richard Ayoade, that's probably about to change. The British comedian/actor/filmmaker made a name for himself acting in the series "The IT Crowd" and co-stars with Ben Stiller in the upcoming comedy The Watch, but he also turned heads in Toronto in 2010 with his directorial debut called Submarine, drawing comparisons to Wes Anderson in the process. (Watch Submarine on Netflix if you haven't seen it.) Ayoade's prepping his second film, The Double, and Deadline reports he has recruited his Submarine leading lady Yasmin Paige (seen above) and co-star Noah Taylor to join his second film.
Actors Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska already star in this modern retelling of Dostoyevsky’s novella, which will see Eisenberg playing a clerk who encounters a literal facsimile of himself working at his office. The doppelganger tries to take over his life and the film will follow the clerk's "descent into madness."
All of us at FS.net really loved Submarine, and I know I'm not alone when I say I can't wait to see Ayoade re-team with some of those cast members to bring The Double to modern audiences. Paige showed tons of charisma as the female lead in Submarine, and Taylor brought a sad, lonely quality to the film that was moving and affecting. These two are sure to provide great support to Eisenberg and Wasikowska, and it's also great to see that despite his ever-growing popularity, Ayoade himself is still interested in making these smaller scale passion projects. Filming begins next weekend, so count this as one of our most anticipated smaller films in the coming days. And we'll be sure to keep you guys updated on this one.