Eisenberg, Wasikowska Join “The Double”

Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska are set to star in “Submarine” filmmaker Richard Ayoade’s comedy adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novella “The Double” for Alcove Entertainment and Film4 says The Hollywood Reporter.

The story follows an insignificant man driven to a near breakdown by the appearance of his doppelganger. Ayoade, best known for playing the quirky ‘Moss’ on Brit sitcom “The IT Crowd”, says the film reflects on loneliness.

Ayoade and Avi Korine co-wrote the script while Amina Dasmal and Robin Fox will produce. Shooting kicks off in the U.K. in Spring.