Richard Ayoade‘s directorial debut Submarine was a nice little indie comedy, and now we’re finally getting a look at his follow-up, The Double. Based on the novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, the film stars Jesse Eisenberg as a government clerk whose life is destroyed after what he believes to be an exact copy of himself begins working in his office and attempts to ruin his life. According to Empire, Ayoade’s dramedy “intends it to reflect on loneliness and our inherent need to love and be loved.” Judging by these images, Ayoade has created a radically different look than what he brought to Submarine, and I’m eager to see the finished film.
Hit the jump to check out the images. The Double also stars Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox, and Yasmin Paige.