Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
An amiable surrealist joke, The Double stars Jesse Eisenberg as a shy, bumbling office drone named Simon James who becomes more than a little flustered when a new employee named James Simon shows up - looking pretty much exactly like Jesse Eisenberg, too. » Read more
Cast:Sally Hawkins; Wallace Shawn; Chris O'Dowd; Noah Taylor; Jesse Eisenberg; Cathy Moriarty; Craig Roberts; Yasmin Paige; Mia Wasikowska; James Fox
Directed by:Richard Ayoade