The Double
The Double

The Double

  • 2014 film

Comedy drama written and directed by Richard Ayoade, based on the story by 19th Century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky. Stars Jesse Eisenberg, Chris O'Dowd and Mia Wasikowska.

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The Double review

In 2014, Richard Ayoade presented us with his latest directing project: The Double, an artistic representation of the 1846 Dostoyevsky novel.

Becca Moody, Moody Comedy, 13th January 2015

Richard Ayoade on being true to yourself

Actor, author and 'coolest' man in London Richard Ayoade talks about life after The IT Crowd.

Damian Whitworth, The Times, 2nd August 2014

Richard Ayoade on directing his surreal second film

To fans of hit comedy The IT Crowd, Richard Ayoade will probably always be known as super-geek Moss, but his second film The Double sees him carving out a name as a talented director.

Sarah Jane Griffiths, BBC News, 7th April 2014

Richard Ayoade on The Double

How do you make a convincing film about a man with an identical-looking, but completely different-acting, doppelganger? Director Richard Ayoade says that sort of challenge is what made The Double star Jesse Eisenberg the only actor he wanted for the role.

Jack Seale, Radio Times, 4th April 2014

Interview with Richard Ayoade

A couple of weeks ago we were lucky enough to be invited to meet the man himself, to talk to him about his latest film and to find out why he's glad that it hasn't yet been compared to Nutty Profressor 2.

The Velvet Onion, 31st March 2014

Film review: The Double

The Double is a fascinating and clever film. It's also beautifully-shot and well-acted. But it's not an easy film to watch; it's awkward, dark and ultimately inconclusive. Well worth subjecting yourself to.

The Velvet Onion, 24th March 2014

Richard Ayoade interview

Richard Ayoade shot to fame as Moss in The IT Crowd but it was Submarine, his debut behind the camera, that won him critical acclaim. As his new film, The Double, is released, he talks about pride, performing and giving up his pop dreams.

Tim Lewis, The Observer, 23rd March 2014

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