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Magnolia Nabs 'The Double,' Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska (TRAILER)

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood October 15, 2013 at 2:09PM

Magnolia Pictures has snapped up US rights to Richard Ayoade's TIFF dark comedy "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Check out the atmospheric trailer, below.
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Mia Wasikowska in "The Double"
Mia Wasikowska in "The Double"

Magnolia Pictures has snapped up US rights to Richard Ayoade's TIFF dark comedy "The Double," starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska. Check out the atmospheric trailer, below.

"The Double"
"The Double"

Ayoade ("Submarine") co-penned the script with Avi Korine (brother of "Spring Breakers" director Harmony Korine), loosely adapting it from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's novella of the same title. Eisenberg does double duty playing a shy loner, harboring an infatuation with a young woman (Wasikowska), whose world is turned topsy-turvy with the arrival of a suave new co-worker, who happens to look exactly like him. Wallace Shawn, Chris O'Dowd, Sally Hawkins and Paddy Considine add support to the cast.

Magnolia is eyeing a 2014 release, following the wrap up of the film's festival run.

This article is related to: News, Magnolia, Magnolia Pictures, Richard Ayoade, Richard Ayoade, The Double, Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.