Given the bad stigma it’s gotten in the past with such actors like George Reeves and James Gandolfini, but if the role is worth it, typecasting isn’t necessarily a bad thing when the role is that good. That seems to be what True Blood actor Stephen Moyer has going for him in the new feature The Double.
The film is chock full of other stars, such as the film’s focal point, Richard Gere, Martin Sheen, Odette (former Yustman) Annable, and Topher (don’t call me Venom) Grace. Here’s the film’s intricate plot for you to attempt to digest.
In The Double, the mysterious murder of a US senator bearing the distinctive trademark of the legendary Soviet assassin “Cassius,” forces Paul Shepherdson (Gere), a retired CIA operative, to team with rookie FBI agent, Ben Geary (Grace), to solve the crime. Having spent his career chasing Cassius, Shepherdson is convinced his nemesis is long dead, but is pushed to take on the case by his former supervisor, Tom Highland (Sheen).
Meanwhile, Agent Geary, who wrote his Master’s thesis on Shepherdson’s pursuit of the Soviet killer, is certain that Cassius has resurfaced. As Shepherdson and Geary work their way through crimes both past and present, they discover that Cassius may not be the person they always thought him to be, forcing both to re-examine everything and everyone around them.
Check out the trailer, featuring Gere and Moyer in a duel, after the jump. Catch The Double in theaters on September 23rd.