No, you don’t need to adjust the prescription on your glasses; your vision is just fine. It’s the posters for Richard Ayoade’s The Double, featuring stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, that are a bit off.
The Double, based on the Fyodor Dostoevsky novella of the same name, centers on the meek Simon James, whose world is turned upside down with the arrival of his doppleganger. Everything Simon is not, the doppleganger takes over his life, sliding into his job and wooing his girl without anyone even remembering Simon existed. Watch the trailer here.
The character posters for Eisenberg and Wasikowska are dark Rorschach-like headshots that split the characters down the middle, showing them almost morphing into two separate people. There’s something sinister about that hint of a smile in Wasikowska’s eyes, isn’t there?
Our own Kate Erbland reviewed the film at TIFF, and said that the film has “a wonderfully inventive setting, unexpected humor, and two well-crafted and amusing turns by Jesse Eisenberg,” but that it “occasionally goes too deep into its own wackiness inventiveness.” You can read her full review here.
There is no release date for The Double at this time. [Empire]