Magnolia Acquires US Rights to THE DOUBLE, Starring Jesse Eisenberg
The Wagner/Cuban Company's Magnolia Pictures announced today that they have acquired the US rights to THE DOUBLE, the new film directed and co-written by Richard Ayoade, starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska.
The film is loosly based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and features a supporting cast that includes Wallace Shawn, Yasmin Paige, Noah Taylor, James Fox, Cathy Moriarty, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins and Robin Fox, with executive producers Michael Caine, Graeme Cox, Tessa ross and Nigel Williams.
Eisenberg will portay Simon, a timid isolated man who's overlooked at work scorned by his mother and ignored by the woman of his dreams. (Wasikowska). The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also played by Eisenberg) serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double nad his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts to take over his life.
Said Magnolia Presiedent Eamonn Bowles, "The Double is an incredibly assured, confident and visionary film. Richard Ayoade is a talent to be reconed with he firmly establishes himself as an dynamic and important auteur with this uncannily entetaining sytlish and compulsively watchable film."
The film is set for theatrical release in 2014.
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