Full Theatrical US Trailer for Richard Ayoade's 'The Double' Debuts
"What is so unique about him?" Magnolia has debuted a full theatrical trailer for Richard Ayoade's latest, the sci-fi Dostoyevsky mind-bender The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg - twice! Eisenberg plays both James and Simon, the latter of which goes crazy when his exact copy/doppelganger suddenly shows up. We've seen plenty of trailers for this indie already, but another one won't hurt, especially when it's a trailer as magical as this one. The cast includes Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Sally Hawkins, Paddy Considine, Noah Taylor and appearances by Craig Roberts & Yasmin Paige of Ayoade's Submarine. This was one of my favorites out of TIFF last year and can't recommend it enough. "So, that's it?" "That's it."
Here's the full theatrical US trailer for Richard Ayoade's The Double, in high def from Apple:
The Double is directed by Richard Ayoade (watch our TIFF interview with him here) who co-wrote the script with Avi Korine (brother of Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine), based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Double: A Petersburg Poem. The film follows Jesse Eisenberg as Simon, who arrives at work only to find an exact double of himself has usurped his tenuous position in the company. Routinely humiliated by his boss (played by Wallace Shawn), the neurotic Simon now has to deal with a doppelgänger that is everything he isn't: confident, charming, successful, superficial. Mia Wasikowska and Noah Taylor also star in the film which played at London, Toronto and Sundance before hitting the UK April 4th, and the US on May 9th.
Read my review from TIFF, where I call Ayoade's The Double "thought-provoking and wacky as anything by Gilliam or Jeunet." For more info on the US release, visit the official website - in theaters/on VOD May 9th.