director (and hilarious comedian) Richard Ayoade has found his leading man for his next feature. Or men
, actually. Jesse Eisenberg
has signed on for a dual role in The Double
. Based on the classic Russian
novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Double
tells the tale of a young man that goes insane when his doppelganger begins working in his office. The story has been updated to take place in contemporary America, so as not to totally depress the crap out of everyone.
What remains unclear is whether or not the double-shot of Eisenberg will be brought to the screen via Winklevoss technology or if Michael Cera will also be hired. (Vulture)