UK comedy hero turned filmmaker Richard Ayoade is back with his second feature, The Double, following 2010’s impressive Submarine. Loosely based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s influential novella of the same name, the darkly comic film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger. Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor and Yasmin Paige co-star. Backed entirely by Son House’s eerie ‘Don’t You Mind People Grinnin’ In Your Face’, this trailer is an exciting first look at the film — which has been earning rave reviews this week following its TIFF debut — and it looks as though Ayoade will silence those persistent Wes Anderson comparisons here with a remarkably different and more unique visual aesthetic.
Check out the trailer for The Double below.