In honor of Russian literature, Richard Ayoade will attempt to drive Jesse Eisenberg crazy. And he’s asking a Wonderland traveler to help. Obviously there is no explanation necessary, but read on if you’d like.
Last summer, we heard that Eisenberg would be starring in Ayoade’s developing film The Double, from a script the director and Avi Korine adapted from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s 1846 novella The Double: A Petersburg Poem. The latest to join the project: Mia Wasikowska, star of Jane Eyre and Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, is starring opposite Eisenberg in the film, which promises, thanks to all parties involved, to be an artistic sensation.
Eisenberg will play a low-level government employee driven to madness when a man who looks exactly like him, but supercedes him personally, begins working in his office. So, I suppose, Eisenberg will be playing two roles in this film. No word on Wasikowska’s character just yet.
Director Ayoade is on the rise in the American spectrum as a director with an incredible, unique vision. To date, the filmmaker has given us such greats as Submarine, and my favorite episode of my favorite show on television.