‘The Devil’s Double’ Trailer Is A Wicked Good Time

Published 3 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 12:42 pm,

The Devils Double trailer with Dominic Cooper The Devils Double Trailer Is A Wicked Good Time

New trailers for two noteworthy titles that showed earlier this year at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival – Troll  Hunter and Our Idiot Brother – were released just the other day; now there’s another theatrical preview for another flick that earned a fair amount of attention at the festival, The Devil’s Double.

The film stars Dominic Cooper – better known as the male eye candy in pics like Mamma Mia! or An Education – in dual roles, playing both a regular member of the Iraqi army and the unscrupulous son of Saddam Hussein (circa 1987).

Here is an official synopsis for The Devil’s Double:

Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (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 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.

Check out the trailer for The Devil’s Double (via Yahoo! Movies) below:

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While I cannot vouch for the actual film, this trailer for Devil’s Double makes for a pretty wicked bit of entertainment – and by that I mean it makes the movie look slick in style and chilling in tone, with Cooper’s “Black Prince” coming off like a contemporary (psychotic) playboy whose manner and behavior recalls that of Alex from A Clockwork Orange. Plus, the inclusion of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus” is a nice touch.

Cooper seems to do a nice enough job of playing against himself in the footage shown here; the future looks to be good for the gent, between his work in Devil’s Double and his involvement with upcoming blockbusters like Captain America and Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It’s possible that this trio of films could lead to even bigger and better things for Cooper, possibly landing him an actual starring vehicle in the future. Best to wait and see for now, though.

The Devil’s Double begins a limited theatrical release in the U.S. this summer on July 29th.

Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  1. I saw the trailer some few hours before this post and the film looks like it’s going to be one of those “don’t miss out” movies when it’s released.

  2. Not gonna lie.. this movie looks like a potential oscar worthy film

  3. Wow, this looks awesome. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  4. smh… more american propaganda… in 8yrs time watch a movie about gaddafi’s son come out…

    its a sad world we live in when real world events have to be caricatured and used for political motives…

    • red skull,

      Appropriate name, I guess. Propaganda? Yeah, he was known for delivering milk and cookie to old ladies and orphans.

      Give me a freaking break.

      Vic

      • ok i never sasid he was a saint, but surely you can see that paiting an image of him as tony montana is purely for political motives.

        come man i know ur an smart guy and i am a big fan of this site but surely u can see right through this?

        • red skull,

          The guy was a multi-multi-millionare son of a vicious dictator who never had to work a day in his life. Have you read about what he did to returning Iranian Olympic athletes who did not win gold medals? He freaking tortured them. For not winning gold medals.

          Now movies like this always… expand upon actual events, but I have no doubt he was a sadistic, self-involved, cruel SOB.

          Vic

          • agreed 100% but this seems to depict him as a tony montana type character lol and i just want to be clear I AM IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM DEFENDING HIM lol i think you missed my point.

            • Red Skull, I don’t think your point had any validity worth capturing. Of course there was artistic license in how he was portrayed. You give any one character to any 10 different sets of actors and directors and you’ll have 10 different views of that one character. Certainly other movies depicting people who have had a historic and international impact have portrayed those people in a variety of ways. Some movies and books have portrayed Queen Elizabeth as a righterous, conflicted queen who always had what was best for England and her people at heart. Other’s have depicted her as controlling, and power hungry, never wanting to give up her sovereignty to a man. And you know what, maybe there’s some validty to each point of view.

              The movie, artistic license or not, looks interesting and worthwhile. And anyone who wants to know how accurately the characters were portrayed can easily do their own research. And if this movie does nothing else than make a few people do a little research into some very recent history, then I say it was a success, artistic license or not.

            • Well when you start out a comment with “American propaganda”… How do we know he wasn’t like that? I’ll bet if you go to any hot nightclub in LA you’ll find tons of guys that have a “Tony Montana” personality/attitude. I don’t mean murderous, I mean flash, ego, etc.

              Vic

              • Vic, he IS defending him, well, them, look at his reply to my comment: “while they wernt the most thoughtful of dictators they cared for the iraqi people a hell of alot more than the american government does. but thats another topic.”

                There goes the whole “I AM IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM DEFENDING HIM” statement… :-D

                • lol wow. didnt realise there was so much ignorance in here. stick to your lives of bliss. if you really think americas involvment in iraqi or afaganistan and what they have done to the innocent civilians is in anyway justified, then cool go and watch this bland blatent piece of propaganda.

                  just know the hypocracy of your government, you went in under false pre-tense of chemical weapons. there was none. but what did your military use on the civilians? chemical weapons! white phosphorus, depleted urainium. to name a couple. there are now children being born with hellish deformaties because of these weapons being used. so do not try and udnermine what wrote previously. and no i am not defending any memeber of saddams family they are just as evil, i am defending what is right morally. and i stick by my previous statement that this film is blatant propaganda. doesnt matter what way you look at it.

                  • Propaganda? You make it sound like the Government has sway in Hollywood.
                    I wonder why Hollywood makes so many movies where Government and Military is depicted in a poor light then… Must be Reverse Propaganda

  5. while the film does look slick I have to agree with red skull on this one that there is some ulterior motive behind this movie put in place by big brother. i know I for one don’t feel like being a puppet

  6. Come on, we all know Saddam Hussein’s family were really upstanding members of society constantly concerned about how to better help their beloved Iraqi people… ;)

    • while they wernt the most thoughtful of dictators they cared for the iraqi people a hell of alot more than the american government does. but thats another topic.

      • Oh yes, he killed people and buried them in mass graves for their own benefit. I wish our government did that for our people… *sigh* :(

        I would move to Iraq and live in that paradise but that selfless leader is no longer in power, so there’s no point… *sniff*

        • lol… wow again its either SUPPORT AMERICA or U SUPPORT THE ENEMY! you have an amazing outlook on the world.

  7. is it just me or did the main character have an english accent, most middle eastern people* have broken english (at the best). none-the-less, it looks pretty solid, lets hope it hits the net early (since it wont be coming out in local cinemas(especially not for aussies))

    *i’m from middle eastern origin and was born in australia so generally speaking i know what a middle easterner speaking english sounds like.

  8. As someone who’s stood in the rubble that was once one of Uday’s mansions, I’m really looking forward to watching this film.

  9. i thought this was compared to entourage’s ‘medillin’?

  10. Something I wanna say.

    Screw the Oscars, screw ulterior motives, screw caricaturing actual world events and screw people who can’t love good cinema.

    This is possibly one of the best trailers I’ve ever seen. Superlative presentation. I hope the movie is half as good but something tells me it will be every bit the trailer promises.

    So please cut the bullcrap. Enjoy the movies.

  11. This movie is based off of a book written by Uday’s body double. Propaganda? I think not.

  12. I have to agree. It will be a must see movie. I don’t see propaganda. I see a man who stepped into a world that was more horrifying and dangerous than he could ever begin to imagine. A man who’s not only at risk of losing his identity but his soul as well. This looks like a big breakout role for Dominic Cooper. Very impressive.

  13. I gotta say…the movie doesn’t deliver what the trailer promises. The only truthful thing the trailer conveys is Cooper’s excellent acting abilities.

    Check out my full review of ‘The Devil’s Double’ here: http://litflick.wordpress.com/2011/10/15/the-devils-double-2011/