Before they collaborated on PRISONERS, Jake Gyllenhaal and director Denis Villenueve made ENEMY, a psychological thriller about a man who is faced with the terrifying reality that he has an exact double somewhere out there. A new international poster for the twisty film has arrived, and you can see it below.
ENEMY is based on the book "The Double" by José Saramago; here's the novel's synopsis:
Tertuliano Máximo Afonso is a divorced, depressed history teacher. To lift his spirits, a colleague suggests he rent a certain video. Tertuliano watches the film, unimpressed. But during the night, when he is awakened by noises in his apartment, he goes into the living room to find that the VCR is replaying the video. He watches in astonishment as a man who looks exactly like him-or, more specifically, exactly like he did five years before, mustachioed and fuller in the face-appears on the screen. He sleeps badly. Against his better judgment, Tertuliano decides to pursue his double.
After PRISONERS showed the world how well Villenueve can handle tricky, dark material, it's very exciting to see how he tackles this existential, surreal subject matter.
ENEMY will be distributed by A24 in North America on March 14th.