Toronto: Jesse Eisenberg, Meet Jesse Eisenberg in 'The Double' Trailer (Video)

The "Social Network" star plays a man who meets his twin in the film, based on a story by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

For The Double, his follow up to the critically acclaimed coming-of-age tale Submarine, writer/director Richard Ayoade filled the two lead roles with Oscar-nominated actors: Jesse Eisenberg and ... Jesse Eisenberg.

Thanks to the magic of special effects, the Social Network actor rivals himself in Ayoade's upcoming thriller, along with Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn, Noah Taylor and Yasmin Paige.


The first trailer for the film gives us a peek inside the mind-bending yarn, based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoevsky. Russian literature never looked so cool (and laying over legendary bluesman Son House's “Grinnin' in Your Face” only adds to the film's swagger).

In the film, Eisenberg plays Simon, who one day encounters a man who looks exactly like him. When the charming mystery twin begins to intrude into his life, Simon faces a literal identity crisis.

The Double will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend.

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