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Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Vs. Jesse Eisenberg In New Trailer For ‘The Double’

Watch: Jesse Eisenberg Vs. Jesse Eisenberg In New Trailer For 'The Double'

After a series of playful teasers that focused on atmosphere or tone, or told stories about snakes, a new traditional trailer has arrived for Richard Ayoade‘s “The Double.” Well, about as traditional as a movie like this can get, which is another way of saying, this is truly something special.

The latest from the director of “Submarine” drops you into a steampunk world that is wholly conjured, where Jesse Eisenberg‘s Simon James finds his life unraveling after his exact doppelganger James Simon comes sauntering into view. With an eye on his girl and his job, the much more confident James threatens to reduce the meek Simon to nothing, until of course he decides to fight back. It’s a pretty terrific and entertaining movie, one what that tips its hat to Terry Gilliam, but feels very much like its own creation.

And that’s due to the team involved in making the film, with Ayoade rounding up David Crank (“The Master“) for production design and Andrew Hewitt to compose the memorable score. And with great turns from the entire ensemble cast, “The Double” is just a whole lot of fun to watch.

The film opens in the UK on April 4th and in the US on May 9th. Watch below

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One might care to know that this is based on, or inspired by the novella of the same name by Dostoevsky. At least, the imdb page says it is. Especially since there is no mention of it in the article, which does however state that the movie "feels very much like its own creation." I realize that is still possible when working with a novella as source material, but it is perhaps a little careless not to mention it.

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