The first images from Richard Ayoade’s The Double have arrived online, featuring Jesse Eisenberg and Noah Taylor standing in a fairly grim looking office.
The film is an adaptation of the celebrated novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, about a buttoned-down bureaucrat (Eisenberg) who begins to question his sanity when his exact double begins working in the same office.
While the bureaucrat himself is a retiring pushover, his duplicate is the polar opposite in terms of personality: aggressive, extroverted and confident in all that he does.
Ayoade has transposed the tale from period Russia to modern day America, although from the looks of the first images, it will still be plenty abstract. That doesn’t look like your average workplace, does it?
Co-starring Mia Wasikowska and Yasmin Page, The Double will open in the UK in 2013, with a specific release date yet to be confirmed.