Low and behold, another “Initial Thoughts” mere minutes after the first!
All joking aside, the theatrical trailer just so happened to drop and I’ve been looking forward to this one. The film is based on the novel, "The Double" by Jose Saramongo, which contains a bit of a sci-fi element. Directed by Denis Villeneuve (PRISONERS), the film stars Jake Gyllenhaal as a divorced, depressed history teacher. A colleague suggests he see a specific movie, which Gyllenhaal’s character rents and watches. He discovers that one of the actors looks identical to himself, and decides to pursue him. What starts off as innocent, quickly turns into a twisted game of identity and individuality (paraphrased from The Boston Globe).
It seems dark and atmospheric and word around the grapevine, is that the film does retain some form of a sci-fi element. Color me intrigued!
Oh, also Melanie Laurent (swoon).