Topher Grace and Richard Gere in The Double trailer

Posted by: Brad Sturdivant

The first trailer for the upcoming spy thriller THE DOUBLE has been released and I’m not sure what to think about it.  On paper, the film seemed similar to the decent THE JACKAL, and featured Topher Grace as a young and hungry FBI agent that seeks out the help of the retired veteran agent (Richard Gere) to track down an assassin that Gere’s character supposedly killed several years ago.  Sounds watchable…right?  Well, the trailer really threw me as it kind of reveals the big punch.  I feel like I just watched an episode of Scooby Doo in reverse.  But maybe there’s more to it than what we’ve seen in the trailer and there will be plenty of more surprises in store for us later on.

The film stars Gere, Grace, Stephen Moyer, Odette Yustman, Martin Sheen and Stana Katic.  Michael Brandt co-wrote the screenplay with Derek Haas and also directed the film which hits theaters on September 23rd.

The Double Trailer

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