Mia Wasikowska and Jesse Eisenberg are teaming up to star in “The Double”, inspired by the novella of the same name by Dostoevsky, according to THR. The comedy will be director Richard Ayoade’s follow-up to breakout British coming-of-age tale “Submarine.”
Based on an original idea by Avi Korine and co-written by Korine and Ayoade, Eisenberg stars as an insignificant man who is driven to madness by the appearance of a doppleganger. The film “will reflect on loneliness and our need to love and be loved”, according to the director. Shooting will take place this spring/summer in the UK.
Eisenberg has had a busy year following his Oscar-nominated role in David Fincher’s “The Social Network.” He’s gone back to his indie roots to film “Predisposed” opposite Melissa Leo and “Free Samples”, and then traveled to Rome with Woody Allen for “Nero Fiddled.” He’s currently hard at work on “Now You See Me”, Louis Letterier’s magician heist thriller that’s one of our most anticipated upcoming projects. Wasikowska broke out after being chosen by Tim Burton to headline “Alice in Wonderland”, but proved she’s got serious acting chops to boot when she starred in indie fare like “The Kids Are All Right” and this year’s “Jane Eyre.” One of the most sought after young actresses around, she’s currently gracing the cover of Vanity Fair’s annual Hollywood Issue.