Eisenberg And Ayoade See Double

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Social Network actor, Jesse Eisenberg, has been confirmed for the lead role in Richard Ayoade‘s next film, an adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s The Double.

Ayoade recently spoke to us about his new film, describing the project with typical understatement: “It seems ok, I think. I’ve enjoyed writing with Avi [Korine], who came up with the idea to adapt it… I feel pretty pleased with it at the moment, so we’ll see.”

The Double is a classic doppelganger tale, about a Russian bureaucrat who arrives at work one day to discover that a double of himself has begun working there. The book is very dark and disturbing, although Ayoade has hinted that he may explore the comedic potential of the story. The film is scheduled for release in 2012 – we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we hear any more.

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