Richard Ayoade: it was ‘a thrill’ casting Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis in new movie ‘The Double’ – watch

Mascis plays a caretaker in new feature film from the 'Submarine' man

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Richard Ayoade – the actor and director whose credits include numerous music videos for Arctic Monkeys plus cult film Submarine – says it was “a thrill” to cast Dinosaur Jr frontman J. Mascis in The Double, his latest movie – click above to watch.

In the movie, which stars Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska, Mascis plays a caretaker.

Speaking about the musician, Ayoade says: “I knew he could act because he was in [1992 movie] Gas Food Lodging, and he has this great persona that he has and it just felt right. He’s my favourite musician so, yeah, it was a complete thrill having him in it.”

The Double opens in cinemas today (April 4).