Topic: The Devil's Double
A new flick starring Dominic Cooper, based on the autobiography of Latif Yahia, chronicling his years as a body double to Uday Hussein (son of Saddam) to thwart assassination attempts. He ended up surviving at least ten himself as a stand-in before fleeing Iraq, only for Uday to kill Latif's father as payback.
What's interesting, though, is that he served as a body double against his own will. He'd gone to college with Uday Hussein, they knew each other, and Yahia beared a strong resemblance to him.
Later, after Uday was imprisoned, banned and disowned by his own father (if Saddam Hussein disowned him I can only imagine how evil the prick really must have been) for killing someone at a party in full view of everyone there (he beat a man to death, then sliced him up with a carving knife in front of everybody present) he had police tear Yahia from college and forced him by threat of death to act as his body double.
Yahia was forced to undergo reconstructive surgery to make him look even more like Uday, and he would go on to survive at least ten assassination attempts as Uday's double before finally escaping from Iraq.
Anyway. I heard about the book a couple years back and man, that's some harrowing stuff. The movie looks to be just as interesting, so, I was wondering if anyone else had planned on checking it out?