Simon, a timid, isolated man who’s overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams (Wasikowska).
The arrival of a new co-worker, James (also played by Eisenberg), serves to upset the balance. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror, James slowly starts taking over his life.
Did you know?
An earlier version of this film, also based on Fyodor Dostoevsky's novel, and also to have been called The Double, came close to being made by director Roman Polanski in 1996. Read More