While on the surface, “Enemy” and “The Double” might seem like similar films, with both featuring stories about doppelgängers, but really they couldn’t be more different. Where Jake Gyllenhaal‘s film is an existential, psychosexual thriller, Jesse Eisenberg‘s movie is a steampunk, fantastical delight. And better yet, both are worth tracking down.
But today we’re talking about Richard Ayoade‘s film, with a new trailer dropping today revealing another look at the absurdly perfect world he’s put together. The story follows Simon James, a perfectly forgettable office drone, who finds his life overtaken by James Simon his exact double, who happens to be more confident, attractive and winning than he is. It’s a movie that’s “daring, hilarious and wickedly clever” (as you’ll see us quoted in the trailer). And be sure to read our review from TIFF.
“The Double” opens in theaters and VOD on May 9th. Watch below.