StudioCanal have detailed their upcoming Blu-ray release of Richard Ayoade's latest film The Double (2013), starring Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd, Mia Wasikowska, Paddy Considine, Gemma Chan, and Wallace Shawn. The release will be available for purchase online and in shops across the country on August 4th.
Director Richard Ayoade's (Submarine) latest feature is an idiosyncratic adaptation of Dostoyevsky's celebrated novella. Simon (Eisenberg) 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, Hannah (Wasikowska). 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.
Interesting that Ayoade is known for comedy, but the movies he makes aren't comedies. Still, Submarine was a cool movie, and I'll definitely be checking this out. And I like that Chris O'Dowd is in this, of course that really makes me want The IT Crowd on Blu-ray!