Lionsgate has released an eye-catching poster for Lee Tamahori’s upcoming action-drama The Devil’s Double. The film stars Dominic Cooper in the dual roles of Saddam Hussein’s sadistic son Uday and Uday’s body-double Latif Yahia. The film played at Sundance and speaking to people who saw it, the general consensus seemed to be that it’s fun and excessive in a Scarface kind of way. Steve caught the film and thought it was great, saying “if you’re a fan of gangster films, excessive violence, and a crazy story that’s never been told on screen, I definitely recommend The Devil’s Double.” I’m looking forward to seeing it when it hits theaters this summer.
Hit the jump to check out the poster, which I like but think it could use more gold. The Devil’s Double opens July 29th. Click here for Steve’s interview with Cooper about the film.
[Update: We’ve updated the article with the high-resolution version of the poster. Hit the jump to check it out.]
Click on the poster for high-resolution:
Here’s the official synopsis for The Devil’s Double:
Baghdad, the playground for the rich and infamous, where anything can be bought – but for a price. This is Uday Hussein’s world and with his depraved lust for debauchery and immorality, he helps himself to whatever turns him on. When army lieutenant Latif Yahia, is summoned to Saddam’s palace, he is faced with an impossible request – to be Uday’s ‘fiday’ – his body double, or have his family condemned to death. In a world entrenched in betrayal and corruption knowing who to trust becomes a matter of life or death for Latif, as he battles to escape from his forced existence.