By Lanford Beard
Updated February 05, 2014 at 05:00 PM EST
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After the success of New Girl‘s post-Super Bowl episode, Jake Johnson is hoping lightning strikes again this week as his indie film The Pretty One opens.

In the film, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Zoe Kazan (Ruby Sparks) does double duty as twin sisters. When one passes away, the other assumes her twin’s identity and falls in love with her sister’s boyfriend (Johnson). “Zoe Kazan does an amazing job in that movie,” says Johnson. “I think she’s such a phenomenal actress and just kills it.”

For anyone put off by the stranger-than-fiction plotline, Johnson qualifies, “It’s a romantic movie… a sweet story.” Click through for proof via an exclusive clip, which shows off the two leads’ chemistry, as well a few peeks at Johnson and Kazan at work.

Johnson and Kazan

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Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

Kazan

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Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

Johnson and Akinsola Aribo

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Credit: Lewis Jacobs/NBC

The Pretty One, which also features Johnson’s Drinking Buddies costar Ron Livingston, hits theaters on Feb. 7.

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