Richard Ayoade surprised many when he went from IT Crowd star to become the very talented director of Submarine. While he’s been busy spreading his acting success across the pond with the likes of The Watch, he’s also found to time to helm a second movie, The Double, starring Jesse Eisenberg.
Now the first images from that film have shown up online, via CinemaTeaser, featuring Eisenberg and Noah Taylor.
The Double, based on a story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, is the tale of a Russian government clerk whose life unravels when what he believes is a doppelganger of himself – who has the same name and history – begins working in his office. It’s been described as ‘Fight Club for bureaucrats’.
Ayoade has promised something funny, frightening and dream-like, a reflection on loneliness and our need to be loved. No release date is currently set, but you should expect is sometime next year.