September 07, 2013 02:40:30 GMT
The Mark Zuckerberg of 'The Social Network' plays a man who is driven mad by the sudden appearance of his doppelganger in the dark comedy movie.
Jesse Eisenberg takes a double role in "The Double (2013)". As shown in the first teaser trailer for the movie, the actor plays a man who meets his twin and he's not amused at it as the doppelganger begins taking over his life.
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, the dark comedy centers on an insignificant man working as a government clerk whose life is destroyed after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself begins working in his office and attempts to ruin his life. This situation nearly leads him to an emotional breakdown.
Mia Wasikowska plays Eisenberg's on-screen love interest. The two actors have started dating in real life after filming the movie. Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor and Yasmin Paige join the cast in supporting roles.
Richard Ayoade directs the film in addition to writing the script along with Avi Korine. No U.S. release date is set for the film, but it is going to make its premiere this weekend at the Toronto Film Festival.