The Double: A first

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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.

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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 thedoublefilm.co.uk.

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