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Must Watch: Badass Trailer for Dominic Cooper's 'The Devil's Double'

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April 25, 2011
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The Devil's Double Trailer

"Without me you are nothing!" Are you ready for your first glimpse at "Scarface of Arabia"? Yahoo has debuted the official trailer for The Devil's Double, the Lee Tamahori-directed flick starring Dominic Cooper as crazed eccentric Uday Hussein and his double Latif Yahia. I didn't know what to expect with this and I'm sure most of you don't either, but trust me when I say you must watch this trailer, it looks frickin' awesome, can't wait to see it. Lionsgate picked up this film at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and wants to make a hit out of it, which I think it has the potential for. Fire up the badass new trailer below!

Watch the official trailer for Lee Tamahori's The Devil's Double:

You can also watch The Devil's Double trailer in High Definition on Yahoo

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son. Based on Latif Yahia's memoirs, starring Dominic Cooper.

The Devil's Double is directed by veteran action filmmaker Lee Tamahori, director of The Edge, Mulholland Falls, Along Came a Spider, Die Another Day, xXx: State of the Union and Next previously. The screenplay was written by Michael Thomas, of Ladyhawke, Backbeat, Welcome to Woop Woop and B. Monkey. It's based on on Latif Yahia's memoirs first published in 1997. Lionsgate picked this up during the Sundance Film Festival this year. They'll be bringing The Devil's Double to limited theaters on July 29th. Can't wait!

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Reader Feedback - 49 Comments

1

Awesome

Yves on Apr 26, 2011

2

Looks awesome... but it was confusing. I had no idea who I was watching when it only showed one of the two on screen at a time.

Chazzy on Apr 26, 2011

3

Same here. Howzabout making one of them look slightly different than the other? That said...from the director of "xXx: State of the Union" is kind of a huge red flag.

norm on Apr 26, 2011

4

It looks rather nice indeed. Now I must dash, have got things to do... *dips into a pool of gold whilst holding machine guns, climbs out, sits in a throne & smiles*

Tyler Danger on Apr 26, 2011

5

It looks rather nice indeed. Now I must dash, have got things to do... *dips into a pool of gold whilst holding machine guns, climbs out, sits in a throne & smiles*

Tyler Danger on Apr 26, 2011

6

dope...does he play both characters cus they look very much alike

kwame adansi on Apr 26, 2011

7

Yea he does, I mentioned that above. Cooper plays both.

Alex Billington on Apr 26, 2011

8

Damn this looks good!

ozzie on Apr 26, 2011

9

This looks fantastic!

Xerxexx on Apr 26, 2011

10

Interesting.

Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011

11

Does anyone hate Yahoo player as much as I do? There's no loading bar and it takes forever to do anything

Davidarthurwall on Apr 26, 2011

12

Time to upgrade from Dial-Up!

Chazzy on Apr 26, 2011

13

Yea I hate it too, but I don't really have a choice when they debut the trailer, have to use their embed. :/

Alex Billington on Apr 26, 2011

14

I wonder if they based Yasif from GTA4 off of this person.

LW on Apr 26, 2011

15

Looks excellent.

Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011

16

nice

Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011

17

wow looks good!

A5J4DX on Apr 25, 2011

18

cool

Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011

19

Looks pretty awesome, but the directors track record isnt exactly....impressive.

Cody W. on Apr 26, 2011

20

You can say that again.

John Doe on Apr 26, 2011

21

That was weird, I kept thinking it was a spoof comedy, but then it would go pretty dark and serious, will be watching it for sure. Saddam was pretty eccentric with all those strange fantasy art paintings he had in his house, kind of like when sports stars get money and have really bad taste but much more inflated. "You gotta have the Scarface poster...".

Crapola on Apr 26, 2011

22

I read a lot of books in my life but in long period of time and relax between the chapters ... !!!! But the book of Latif Yahia's life "I Was Saddams Son" was the first book that I began to read it and I didn't stop until I finished it ( 16 hours ).. because of two reasons : First Reason : In that time it was really so interesting story ... specially when you are from Iraq and the book reveal many secrets and hidden stuff about the personal life of Saddam and specially his son Uday.... Second reason : I had just one day to finish it because I borrow it from my uncle who had the only copy in Kurdistan ( North of Iraq ) ... back in the 90th... It is really a good story and there is a lot of true in it ... But of course they will put some imaginary and lies too.. to make the movie more interesting ... but again it is good that they made this book in to a movie ... Just surprised why such movie have just limited theatrical release !!? This is a movie must be watched .. not just because of the acting or directing or the making ...Because really I can't tell just from the trailer how good the movie will be ... but because of the facts you may find about the time of Saddam and the personal life of his son Uday ... and I think this will be enough to make you watch it ... I believe .. If you like (House of Saddam) 's serials then you will like this too ...

shero on Apr 26, 2011

23

Nice propaganda bullshit!!!!.... It makes you feel how corrupt, brutal and cruel the Iraqi government was (which by the way was put in place by the west), so its "OK" to invade Iraq... While forgetting the real reasons like WMD, which was never found...

Lucky on Apr 26, 2011

24

are you kidding? from the trailer that doesn't seem to be the point at all. they ruined this "double's" life and that is a fact.

Breck LeSueur on Apr 26, 2011

25

When we watch a movie (trailer is just a medium) there are various of points that comes out... I am not saying "they" were angels or that the "doubles life" was not ruined... I am talking abt the timing of the film, while focusing on one aspect of the subject while forgetting the rest (many times its the most important part)....

Lucky on Apr 26, 2011

26

Shut the hell up

Daniel Vu Tran on Apr 27, 2011

27

Lol... looks like when you cant take the truth, the first amendment goes out the window...

Lucky on Apr 27, 2011

28

The Iraqi goverment wasn't put into place by the West. Saddam was an army officer who took power in a coup in 1969, and had nothing to do with the West. And please, before you talk about how the US "armed" Iraq, that fairy tale has long been debunked. I read a report years ago that listed all of the military hardware that was provided to Iraq, by country. The Eastern Bloc provided 98%, which is why the vast majority of all of the hardware we destroyed in both the 1991 Gulf War and the 2003 War was Russian and Chinese. Also, Bush never said we'd find WMD, only that Saddam had the capacity to produce them, which is supported by every official investigation that's been done of the matter, even the ones produced by partisan Democrats to try to demonize Bush. Not a place for a political discussion, I know, but it gets tiresome to have to read outright bullshit about the Iraq war even on a movie trailer blog.

Sharkman on Apr 26, 2011

29

Not a place for a political discussion. It gets tiresome to have to read outright bullshit about the Iraq war even on a movie trailer blog. *Fixed your post. So I, and others, don't have to put up with bullshit political discussions on a movie trailer blog.

Frank on Apr 26, 2011

30

Thanks, Frank. What would we all do without you?

Sharkman on Apr 26, 2011

31

Bring your bullshit arguments to a movie blog it seems. Didn't mean to single you out though, should have included that inane post by Breck Lesuer. My apologies.

Frank on Apr 27, 2011

32

Whoops, I meant Lucky. Should have proofread. Sorry Breck.

Frank on Apr 27, 2011

33

LOL... Seriously u believe that... well anyways forget it, cause this will bring out a discussion/debate which is not appropriate on a movie trailer blog... I mean i will bring out my points and proof / links of numerous website, and you will do the same... It will lead nowhere.. All i can say is we all should do our research... Media (like movies and its plot) is used to convey message or bring a picture in front of u , in which the reality is different....

Lucky on Apr 26, 2011

34

Your spot on and very correct. This isnt a politucal forum, also correct iraq obtained torture techniques,weapons,fighter jets..etc from the iron curtain during the gulf war soviets worked most anything involving technical electronics even down to radar. Cheers mate

Lastwrights on Jun 16, 2011

35

One shouldnt deflect from what the film expresses much as the book does. WMD who cares, its about the fidai for uday that was torutred,imprisoned on a whim, paid 22 dinars per month which at that time was about $25. Its about the atrocities he experiences. So if parents have kids that are murderers should they be on trial? Tis your inference when you say "which was put in place by the west" like we didnt nurture the country enough and thats why it was like that. Noob

Lastwrights on Jun 16, 2011

36

Starring Dominic Cooper and Dominic Cooper

Anonymous on Apr 26, 2011

37

man, this guy was a monster. jump down to "allegations of crimes": http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uday_Hussein

Breck LeSueur on Apr 26, 2011

38

"Crazed eccentric" is a nice way of describing a guy who would regularly kidnap 14 year old girls, rape them to death, then leave their head on their family's porch. At least he died in a toilet with his scumbag brother, last possessions being a suitcase full of US Dollars, a bunch of dick pills, and some silk shirts. Spit.

Sharkman on Apr 26, 2011

39

Quite a downgrade from having a 1000 piece handware collection that was worth tens of millions. Patek phillipe, breitling, rolex, saddam watch, any expensive watch he owned

Lastwrights on Jun 16, 2011

40

Looks great, has a Lord of War feel to it...Hey Alex, how come you haven't hyped up or mentioned the Conglonese movie Viva Riva yet?it has been winning awards all over!

jah p on Apr 26, 2011

41

It's funny all the politics, but really my petrol isn't any cheaper, which is the reason we went to war in the first place. Bad shit happens everywhere and no-one gives a fuck unless there's some sort of fuel interest, like in Libya. Let's give em Freeeeedoooom and get the pipes in quickly. The film looks funny and ultimately depressing whilst looking at the life of a man who no-one was able to go up to and tell to his face 'Here mate, yer being a bit of a dick, calm down'. Americans as well as the British sold arms to Iraq, they sold arms to loads of dodgy folk, infact America even sold arms to the Nazi's before they joined WW2 whilst deliberating which side of the war to join. Weirdly enough it was Nazi scientists who helped USA fly to the moon at NASA. But you can't tell some people that because it offends their patriotism. WMD's who cares, just gimme some cheap fuel and move on.

Crapola on Apr 26, 2011

42

Totally agree with u....

Lucky on Apr 27, 2011

43

Sweet succulent Javert! Philip Quast is Saddam?!

Monster Mash on Apr 26, 2011

44

Feels like Lord of War all over again...only crazier. Looks impressive, I'm interested.

Quazzimotto on Apr 27, 2011

45

I see a mind fornication of an end coming up...

Ricardo Marques on Apr 27, 2011

46

They made a movie out of that piece of trash Uday Hussein. I hope them show him getting bullet holed - It's the one WMD the US army found and set right in Iraq.

Guest on Apr 29, 2011

47

yes yes looks super,and its fookin true,you just dont no wot the fook is goin on in this world,crazy

Anonymous on May 8, 2011

48

I can't wait to see this movie as I was in one of the locations where it was filmed, Radisson Blu hotel, Golden Bay Malta in March 2010, thy actually filmed in the room above mine at the resort, bloody film crew woke me up every morning !!

PhilB on May 30, 2011

49

Freddie Mercury lives!!!!

Stevebeer60 on Jun 1, 2011

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