Following the release of a very golden poster for The Devil’s Double last week, Lionsgate have released the first official trailer for the film.
The movie follows Saddam Hussein’s son Uday and Latif Yahia, a childhood friend of Uday’s, who served against his will as his body double. Both are played by British actor Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and the movie is based largely on Yahia’s own autobiographical novel.
You can watch the trailer below:
Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the “royal family” when he’s ordered to become the ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam’s son, the notorious “Black Prince” Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family’s lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince’s psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence.
The Devil’s Double is directed by Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day) and was picked up for distribution in the US by Lionsgate at the Sundance Film Festival in Janury. It makes it’s bow in the U.S on June 29th.