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).