Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existence in an indifferent world. He is overlooked at work, scorned by his mother, and ignored by the woman of his dreams. He feels powerless to change any of these things. The arrival of a new co-worker, James, 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.

Director Richard Ayoade

Writer Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Ayoade, Avi Korine, Avi Korine

Cast Jesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Shawn; Noah Taylor, James Fox

Producers Amina Dasma, Lydia Fox, Lydia Ayoade, Robin C. Fox

Production Credits Charles-Marie Anthonioz - Associate Producer, Michael Caine Executive Producer, Graeme Cox - Executive Producer, Harmony Korine - Associate Producer, Tessa Ross - Executive Producer, Andy Stebbing - Co-Producer, Polly Stokes -Associate Producer, Nigel Williams - Executive Producer, Alcove Entertainment, Attercop Productions, British Film Institute (BFI), Film4

Richard Ayoade

Ayoade's feature directorial debut follows a successful career in TV and stand-up comedy, appearing on the small screen in the Emmy award-winning The IT Crowd and cult British comedy, The Mighty Boosh.