In THE DOUBLE, the mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary. Watch the trailer for The Double, the new film directed by Richard Ayoade, and staring Jesse Eisenberg as a. James is both Simon's exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and good with women. To Simon's horror Anyone who sees him in “ The Double ” will commend that choice." - Joe Neumaier, NY . WATCH ON DEMAND.