Drew Barrymore stars in a dual role for the thriller Stand-In

Last Updated on August 2, 2021

Acting opposite yourself seems like a huge challenge, but one that a lot of actors seem to want to tackle, whether it's Lindsay Lohan in PARENT TRAP, Tom Hardy in LEGEND and VENOM, or Paul Rudd in LIVING WITH YOURSELF. We can now add Drew Barrymore to that list with her upcoming thriller STAND-IN. Here's the official synopsis:

The Stand-In is the story of a disaffected comedy actress busted for tax evasion and her adoring, ambitious stand-in who she hires to do community service in her place. A co-dependent relationship ensues as the actress begins to use the stand-in in all parts of her life to escape from the stressful demands of fame. Eventually, the stand-in starts to take the actress’s identity, career and boyfriend, and finally kicks her out of her own house.

The film will be distributed through Saban Films, whose representative Bill Bromiley stated:

Drew Barrymore’s acting prowess is on full display and will keep audiences laughing as she seamlessly transforms between her two characters…We are thrilled to continue to spotlight indie film, and after seeing it via the Tribeca Film Festival, bring it to our audiences during these tough times.

Meanwhile, there is no official wide release date for STAND-IN – which is directed by Jamie Babbit (BUT I'M A CHEERLEADER), and also starring Michael Zegen, Ellie Kemper, and T.J. Millter – but we'll keep you updated.

So what do you guys think? And any other good examples of actors acting with themselves? Either way, sound off below!

Source: Saban Films

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