Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Here Are 10 Reasons Why Many of You Aren't Going to Movie Theaters Anymore, According to a New Study Here Are 10 Reasons Why Many of You Aren't Going to Movie Theaters Anymore, According to a New Study 'Empire' Breaks Fox TV’s 22 Year Old Ratings Record 'Empire' Breaks Fox TV’s 22 Year Old Ratings Record Alexandra Shipp Has been Cast as Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Alexandra Shipp Has been Cast as Storm in 'X-Men: Apocalypse' Open Casting Call - 2 Male Leads in New Feature Film From the Producers of 'Pariah' & 'Yelling to the Sky' Open Casting Call - 2 Male Leads in New Feature Film From the Producers of 'Pariah' & 'Yelling to the Sky' "Stakes Is High" in First Trailer for Season 2 of STARZ Hit Drama Series 'Power' (Returns This Summer) "Stakes Is High" in First Trailer for Season 2 of STARZ Hit Drama Series 'Power' (Returns This Summer) An Open Letter to My Sister, Ava DuVernay An Open Letter to My Sister, Ava DuVernay American 'Luther' Gets Official Pilot Order at Fox, But Contingent on Cast. Let's Help Them Out... American 'Luther' Gets Official Pilot Order at Fox, But Contingent on Cast. Let's Help Them Out... Anthony Mackie Says 'Selma' Oscar Snub Is Because Voters Are "Tired of Race" Anthony Mackie Says 'Selma' Oscar Snub Is Because Voters Are "Tired of Race" Sundance Trailer Exclusive: Stanley Nelson's Timely 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' Sundance Trailer Exclusive: Stanley Nelson's Timely 'The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution' Geeks Gone Wild in First Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance-Bound Drama 'Dope' Geeks Gone Wild in First Trailer for Rick Famuyiwa's Sundance-Bound Drama 'Dope' These Movies Are Coming to Netflix's Streaming Library in February These Movies Are Coming to Netflix's Streaming Library in February Bill Duke's 'Dark Girls' Follow-up, 'Light Girls,' Premieres Tonight on OWN. Watch 3 Clips Bill Duke's 'Dark Girls' Follow-up, 'Light Girls,' Premieres Tonight on OWN. Watch 3 Clips Amazon Announces Plans to Disrupt Feature Film Production & Distribution Environment Amazon Announces Plans to Disrupt Feature Film Production & Distribution Environment Weekend B.O. Jan. 16-18  (You Gotta Be Kidding Me!) Weekend B.O. Jan. 16-18 (You Gotta Be Kidding Me!) Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Watch Teaser for 'Being Mary Jane' Season 2 + Details on Story, Guest Stars Macy Gray, Bryshere Y. Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest) Will Have An Affair In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' Macy Gray, Bryshere Y. Gray (aka Yazz The Greatest) Will Have An Affair In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' It's A 'Hustle & Flow' Reunion! Taraji P. Henson Joins Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' It's A 'Hustle & Flow' Reunion! Taraji P. Henson Joins Terrence Howard In Lee Daniels' 'Empire' Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Lifetime Launches New Series Set In Elite World Of Hip-Hop Majorette Competitions (Watch Preview) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

Richard Ayoade Finds His Lead For Adaptation Of Dostoevsky‘s "The Double"

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 5, 2011 at 1:31AM

Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented Brit, Richard Ayoade , is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).
5

Now that his directorial debut Submarine has had its moment in the spotlight, talented Brit, Richard Ayoade , is on to the next one (to quote Jay-Z).

First announced back in January, Ayoade's next project will be an adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky‘s novella The Double: ""A sort of doppelgänger tale, and funny, I think. Very funny. Dostoevsky never finished it to his satisfaction... So yes, we're going to dust that off... We'll do what Fyodor couldn't," he said 8 months ago.

The only Dostoevsky novel I've read is the voluminous Crime And Punishment; though many of his novels are hefty reads. So I'm not very familiar with The Double, other than what's been written about it already; it's also one of his slimmer volumes.

The novel is more of a psychological drama/thriller, depicting one man's "schizophrenic break from reality," as his mental state gradually deteriorates. But it sounds like Ayoade intends to put a comedic spin on it.

A minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues.

This morning brings word that Ayoade has found his lead in The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg, which maybe further suggests that Ayoade will lean more towards the dark comedic than the psychological drama.

I actually have a copy of The Double in my to-read stash, so I'll probably get to it before the film is in theaters, which likely won't be until some time next year.

Ayoade is off to a brilliant start, and, in addition to The Double, also has another project in development, titled The Apostles Of Infinite Love - a 2008 Black list script, written by Victoria Strouse, with Ben Stiller acting as producer again (he also produced Submarine).

Stay tuned...

This article is related to: Book To Film, Things That Make You Go Hmm..., casting


Shadow & ActNewsletter