Jesse Eisenberg Talks Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE, MIDNIGHT SUN, the NOW YOU SEE ME Sequel, and More At TIFF 2013

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One of the many films to premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival is writer/director Richard Ayoade’s 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.  As you can see in the just released trailer, The Double takes place in its own world and Ayoade has created something cool that hopefully you’ll be able to see in the near future.  The film also stars Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Rade Serbedzija, James Fox, and Yasmin Paige.

Shortly after the premiere I got to sit down with Jesse Eisenberg for an extended video interview.  He talked about being at TIFF, what The Double is about, his initial thoughts on the script and his early talks with Ayoade that convinced him to do the role.  Eisenberg also discussed preparation process, his thoughts on the possibility of working in television, upcoming projects like Midnight Sun, his play The Revisionist, the status of the Now You See Me sequel, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

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  • Atlas2036

    He seems like such an asshole.

  • Papi

    What a prick.

  • Nick

    Really? Why does he seem like an asshole to you guys?

    To me he’s just not someone who loves the fame. Seems like an awkward introvert.

  • http://www.collider.com/ Steve ‘Frosty’ Weintraub

    he’s def not an asshole. He’s an actor that would rather act than do interviews. Honestly, he’s super nice and friendly.

  • Jeremy D

    I like how he was so into telling the story of what the movie is about. It seems like he really loves the movie.

  • Mark

    Always love Jesse’s interviews, he’s so insightful and you can tell he really takes his job seriously. I can understand why some of you guys think he’s a “prick” because of his emotionless expression, but at least he’s not fake.

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