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StudioCanal sees Double deal with Protagonist

StudioCanal has struck a UK/Ireland deal with Protagonist Pictures for Richard Ayoade’s comedy The Double.

Film4 (which co-developed and will co-finance) has the UK terrestrial TV rights.

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StudioCanal also released Ayoade’s feature debut Submarine.

The project will shoot starting in May starring Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, about a man who is annoyed by his doppelganger.

The deal was negotiated between Alison Meese and Berenice Fugard for StudioCanal and Ben Roberts of Protagonist Pictures.

Meese said: “With Submarine, Richard Ayoade proved himself a director with incredible talent and a unique style. StudioCanal are thrilled to be working with him on his next visionary film.”

Ayoade co-wrote the script with Avi Korine.

Producers are Amina Dasmal and Robin Fox of Alcove Entertainment. Andy Stebbing will co-produce.



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