Magazine article Screen International

Richard Ayoade, the Double

Magazine article Screen International

Richard Ayoade, the Double

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British director Richard Ayoade is in Toronto with the world premiere of his second feature as a director, The Double.

Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn and Noah Taylor star in the story, loosely adapted from the Dostoevsky novella, about a man who discovers he has a charming doppelganger.

Protagonist Pictures handles international sales, WME and Protagonist rep the US rights to the film, whose backers include Alcove Entertainment. The film has its world premiere tonight as a Special Presentation. His previous film Submarine also played at TIFF.

He responded to Screen's email questions with his usual dose of humour.

Does this film feel a lot different to you as a director than Submarine?

It was all shot at night, so I was able to direct as a werewolf.

How did you come across the Dostoyevsky novella, are you a fan of his work?

It was Avi Korine's idea to adapt it. …

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