Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal takes on dual roles in the upcoming psychological thriller Enemy.
Gyllenhaal plays Adam Bell, a browbeaten history professor, who watches a movie on the recommendation of a colleague and notices a bit player who looks just like himself. Consumed by an overwhelming desire to confront his doppelgänger, Adam tracks down the struggling actor, Anthony Clair, and sets both men on a path in which their lives become forever intertwined, as each sees something desirable in the other. The film is a provocative psychosexual thriller about duality and identity, where in the end, only one man can survive.
Enemy reunites Gyllenhaal with Prisoners director Denis Villeneuve and is loosely adapted by Javier Gullón from José Saramago's 2002 novel The Double.
The film also stars, Mélanie Laurent, Isabella Rossellini, Sarah Gadon, Stephen R. Hart, and Jane Moffat. It was screened in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
Distributed by Solar Pictures, Enemy opens in cinemas on July 30, 2014.