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.
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.