WATCH THIS: THE DOUBLE TRAILER
Jesse Eisenberg sees double when his doppleganger arrives at work.
Richard Ayoade (“Submarine“) co-penned the script with Avi Korine (brother of “Spring Breakers” director Harmony Korine), loosely adapting it from Fyodor Dostoyevsky‘s novella of the same title.
Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simons exact physical double and his opposite – confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simons horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.