Richard Ayoade Talks New Movie 'The Double'
MTV News UK sits down with the witty director to find out why our viewers should check out his new flick...
If big budget blockbusters aren’t your thing… The Double might just hit the right spot.
Based on a Dostoevsky novella, with a screenplay co-written by Richard Ayoade and Avi Korine (brother of Harmony), The Double is set in a retro-futuristic world where Simon James just can’t get noticed… until his double, James Simon, appears.
James has bucket loads of confidence and everything comes easy to him, yes he has the X Factor! – and while physically he is Simon’s double (which nobody else seems to notice), mentally he is the polar opposite.
Even though the film deals with heavy subjects such as isolation and loneliness , there is plenty of black humour and an amazing soundtrack which features, amongst others, little known 1960s Japanese pop gems from The Blue Comets.
The Double stars now real-life couple Jesse Eisenberg (who plays both Simon James and James Simon) and Mia Wasikowska.
We caught up with the clever, witty, and multi-talented Richard Ayoade, director of The Double and he told us why he thought MTV News viewers should go and see the film.
The Double is out now!