Riding on the success of his Hollywood debut, the crime drama Prisoners, Denis Villeneuve‘s Enemy — shot before that WB release — was smartly held over for a release this spring. Based on José Saramago’s novel The Double, the thriller also features Jake Gyllenhaal, this time as a character who comes across a man that looks exactly like him.
The film, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival, is among our most-anticipated of the year, and now we’ve got a new trailer from A24 that justifies our expectations. Thankfully not revealing much, it sets up a fascinating, well-shot scenario that we can’t wait to see play out. Set to hit DirecTV on February 6th and theaters on March 14th, check out the excellent trailer and gorgeous poster below for the film also starring Melanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini.
ENEMY tells the story of a university lecturer named Adam (Gyllenhaal) who is nearing the end of a relationship with his girlfriend Mary (Laurent). One night, while watching a film, Adam spots a minor actor who looks just like him. Consumed by the desire to meet his double, Adam tracks down Anthony, an actor living with his pregnant wife Helen (Gadon) and engages him in a complex and dangerous struggle. The film is a haunting and provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end only one man will survive.
What do you think of the trailer?