Lanford Beard
August 31, 2011 AT 06:10 PM EDT

In a new trailer for the Richard Gere-Topher Grace thriller The Double, it appears Gere is #tWinning! The Double follows retired CIA operative Paul Shepherdson (Gere) as he teams up with FBI newbie Ben Geary (Grace) to solve a case that bears the signature of Cassius, Shepherdson’s presumed dead Soviet assassin nemesis. (Say that five times fast!) The trailer, which also features Martin Sheen and True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer as a Russian baddie, chugs along predictably until about a minute and a half in when there’s a seriously SPOILER-y twist. Check it out after the jump.

Shepherdson is Cassius? Cassius is Shepherdson? Could this be Fight Club-style brilliance or Adaptation-esque farce (paging The 3 by Donald Kaufman!)? The Double hits theaters Sept. 23. Grace isn’t exactly stretching as a cocky upstart, but can Gere pull off his dual role? Did the trailer reveal too much, or is your interest sufficiently piqued?

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