By Julia Emmanuele, Hollywood Staff
After earning his turn as tortured Detective Loki in the psychological thriller Prisoners, Jake Gyllenhaal has reunited with director Denis Villeneuve for a film that is even darker and more twisted: Enemy. Gyllenhaal stars as Adam Bell, a sad sack history professor who discovers while watching a film one night that there is a man out there who looks and sounds exactly like him. His name is Anthony Clair, and once their paths cross, Adam finds himself caught in a confusing, tangled web of deception and mistaken identity.
Villeneuve was inspired to make the film after reading Jose Saramago's acclaimed novel The Double, and though it is only a loose adaptation, he was focused on translating the essence of the story into a movie. We sat down with the director ahead of the film's March 14 release to talk about making the film, how he and Gyllenhaal became friends and why you shouldn't feel bad if you can't quite figure out what's happening onscreen.