Richard Ayoade impressed many when he turned from comedy actor to director with Submarine. Now he’s got his follow-up coming, which is perhaps a little more ambitious as it stars Jesse Eisenberg and if based on a story by Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Dostoyevsky’s tale is about 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. The film has 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.
Now we can take our first look with a 90-second trailer. No release date has been set yet.