Simon is one of those sorts of people who can never seem to make an impression on anybody. His work colleagues barely know his name, his love interest Hannah remains stoically uninterested and his mother is unsupportive and, quite frankly, thinks he's rather strange. Already in danger of letting his life slowly slip from his grasp, things start to get dark when a new employee joins Simon at work. James is the spitting image of Simon in every way from the hair and clothes to the voice and smile; however, the very obvious difference is that James is brimming with confidence with a magnetic charisma that charms everyone he meets. Simon appears to be the only person who notices his resemblance - a frustrating prospect when Hannah starts to become extremely interested in James. Simon simply can't let this imposter infiltrate his world - but just how far will he go to stop him?
'The Double' is a darkly comic thriller based on the 19th century Fyodor Dostoevsky story of the same name. It has been directed by funnyman Richard Ayoade ('Submarine', 'AD/BC: A Rock Opera') of 'The IT Crowd' fame and has been co-written by Avi Korine ('Mister Lonely'). 'The Double' has already been nominated for several awards and is due for UK release on April 4th 2014.