How would you feel if you met your doppelganger?
Studiocanal has stepped in and bought the rights to The Double for the U.K. and Ireland. The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska and tells the story of an insignificant man driven to near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger. The film comes courtesy of Richard Ayoade whose previous title Submarine was also picked up by Studiocanal.
The movie is based on an original idea by Avi Korine. Korine and Ayoade teamed up to co-write the script. Film4 has co-financed the film and retains TV rights for terrestrial television in the U.K. Shooting is scheduled to start in May this year. Ayoade is also set to appear alongside notable stars such as Jonah Hill, Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in Neighborhood Watch, which will be released in the summer.