Dominic Cooper (“Mamma Mia,” “The Duchess”) will star in the action thriller true story “The Devil’s Double” for Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group says Screen Daily.
Cooper plays Latif Yahia, a dead ringer for Saddam Hussein’s sadistic and widely despised son Uday who was forced against his will to stand in for Uday in potentially dangerous situations.
Through his role, Yahia gained access to Hussein’s inner sanctum and witnessed corruption, violence and debauchery.
Ludivine Sagnier is also in talks to star in the project which begins shooting in January in Malta.
Lee Tamahori (“Die Another Day,” “XXX: State Of The Union”) will direct from a script that Michael Thomas adapted.