Tamahori’s double

Director Lee Tamahori’s latest film The Devil’s Double, a story about the body double for Saddam Hussein’s eldest son, will premiere at next year’s Sundance Film Festival. Tamahori, 6, best known for the 1994 Once Were Warriors and the 22 James Bond film Die Another Day, shot the movie, which stars Britain’s Dominic Cooper, in Malta this year and is “a look inside the House of Saddam through one man’s eyes.” French actress Ludivine Sagnier, of hit French film Swimming Pool, also stars. Sundance spokesman Trevor Groth told USA Today the story behind The Devil’s Double was both crazy and true. “Uday was this sadistic wild man who was pretty notorious, and his double gets thrown into all these strange situations but lives to tell the tale.” Tamahori grew up in Wellington.


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