The Double: A first

World exclusive clip


Image by Dean Rogers

What is it about awkwardness that makes people unattractive in real life yet so utterly charming on the big screen?

Jesse Eisenberg is the modern-day poster boy for said brand of fanciability and his upcoming film, The Double, promises to exploit it to the hilt – which shocking consequences.

Based on Dostoyevsky’s novella of the same name and directed by Richard Ayoade (Submarine), Eisenberg plays Simon James, a man whose life is thrown into chaos by his doppelgänger, James Simon.


ELLE was given a world-first peek at this scene between girl-in-the-middle Hannah, played by Mia Wasikowska, and we couldn’t resist sharing it.

It’s at once sweet and dark – and, seriously who hasn’t been here before…?

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The Double will be in cinemas nationwide from 4 April. Preview screenings with a live satellite Q&A with Richard Ayoade will take place on Thursday, 27 March. For participating cinemas visit

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