THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE Trailer!
Maybe it's just me, but this looks tremendously awesome. AICN premiered the poster for this one, and I have to say the film looks like SCARFACE in the desert, practically. Dominic Cooper looks like he owns this thing, playing both Uday Hussein and the man picked to be his twin to ward off assassination attempts. The Hussein family seems particularly evil but you have to admit, judging from this trailer, that this looks like a hell of a lot of fun:
THE DEVIL'S DOUBLE opens in theaters July 29, 2011. Nordling, out.
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April 25, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST
April 25, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST
I didn't know this was even a "thing". I knew the butcher had doubles but his sons? Looks good. Probably won't come to my "city"
April 25, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST
April 25, 2011, 8:52 p.m. CST
everyone on aicn has to use, a lot of commas, practically, when they talk about this movie. that being said, but who knows, maybe this could catch on.
April 25, 2011, 8:56 p.m. CST
Considering I just watched "On the Double" starring Danny Kaye. Please someone make that mashup.
April 25, 2011, 9:07 p.m. CST
by golden tribw
The minute HOT FUZZ came out (doing that non-stop for 90 minutes) this whole shebang was passé. No comment on the rest of the production
April 25, 2011, 9:11 p.m. CST
by Rev. Artemis Prime
You're right, looks like scarface in the desert. I'm there
April 25, 2011, 9:12 p.m. CST
Mireille Enos from The Killing on AMC just got cast as the wife of Brad Pitts character in the World War Z movie. Ain't it cool that it was posted in a talkback?!
April 25, 2011, 9:48 p.m. CST
just looks a bit too glamorous.
April 25, 2011, 9:52 p.m. CST
April 25, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST
April 25, 2011, 10:11 p.m. CST
I don't get it. They're playing PERSONAL JESUS by depressed mode, but SADAM doesn't believe in Jesus right? I don't get it. I don't get it.
April 25, 2011, 10:39 p.m. CST
... that their lifestyle was funded by US taxpayers.
April 25, 2011, 10:43 p.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
Lets see if you get jealous about people making movies while you play soccer with the Taliban.
April 25, 2011, 10:59 p.m. CST
Is it me or did Nordling, seem to be, actually poking a little, fun at the head geek there? Not sure if all the vitriol being spit at Phuko is really that necessary considering all the other comments that are posted daily in the talkbacks. True, it's a stupid waste of time but it's not as if Mr.Night has done a lot lately to engender himself with fans. You can be a brilliant director but if you keep pumping out mediocre films (for a while now) what does that make you?
April 25, 2011, 11:15 p.m. CST
send m. night shyamalan back to film school... not spam, just the truth... much love
April 25, 2011, 11:17 p.m. CST
by Andrew Coleman
Oh phucko enjoy getting banned soon for spamming bitch.
April 25, 2011, 11:20 p.m. CST
I don't get it. Which M. Night is going back to film school? M. Night Shyamalan or M. Night Shamalama-Ding-Dong? I don't get it. I don't get it.
April 25, 2011, 11:24 p.m. CST
Anyway. I'm actually one of the 3 people who didn't hate The Happening. I remember when pieces of the plot leaked out, people were kind of excited about the idea of nature being the antagonist. Once the movie was on the screens all anyone could do was slam him for making "stupid trees" the killers. Yes it was ham fisted, terribly acted, and devoid of a satisfying conclusion. I still wasn't any more upset that I spent 5 dollars at my local cineplex and never watched it again then when I saw final destination whatever. Post The Village what exactly has he done that would merit all the defense? I'm not sure. At some point I think the director (especially one who exerts so much control) should be held culpable for the actors and at least some of the script. At the very least for choosing shitty ones. So while he may have real eye for shots I don't think that necessarily makes him a "great" director. At least not any more
April 25, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST
by Captain Happy
My first real stiffie of the season.
April 26, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST
April 26, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST
That trailer sold me.
April 26, 2011, 1:10 a.m. CST
by slappy jones
April 26, 2011, 3:49 a.m. CST
April 26, 2011, 3:52 a.m. CST
-you are out of your tree. I wouldn't piss on him if he was on fire let alone fund his second pass at film school.
April 26, 2011, 6:10 a.m. CST
like michael jackson's cold dead corpse said...this is totally a fantasy iraq. maybe it's how Uday saw everything, but it's hardly the way it was. and i'm fairly certain there was no slammin', sexy nightlife in iraq under saddam, unless all those scenes are while Uday is travelling somewhere else.
April 26, 2011, 6:12 a.m. CST
Man, it's gotta be great up to the point where she cuts the end off and lights it on fire. To each his own, as they say.
April 26, 2011, 6:15 a.m. CST
Are you referring to the Hussein family currently occupying the White House? Because Saddam's clan is absolutely nothing, in any objective measure, compared to Barack's. Manlio Dinucci Global Research April 25, 2011 The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of “willing” of the operation “Unified Protector” there are sovereign wealth funds, capital that the Libyan state has invested abroad. The Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) manages sovereign wealth funds estimated at about $70 billion U.S., rising to more than $150 billion if you include foreign investments of the Central Bank and other bodies. But it might be more. Even if they are lower than those of Saudi Arabia or Kuwait, Libyan sovereign wealth funds have been characterized by their rapid growth. When LIA was established in 2006, it had $40 billion at its disposal. In just five years, LIA has invested over one hundred companies in North Africa, Asia, Europe, the U.S. and South America: holding, banking, real estate, industries, oil companies and others. In Italy, the main Libyan investments are those in UniCredit Bank (of which LIA and the Libyan Central Bank hold 7.5 percent), Finmeccanica (2 percent) and ENI (1 percent), these and other investments (including 7.5 percent of the Juventus Football Club) have a significance not as much economically (they amount to some $5.4 billion) as politically. Libya, after Washington removed it from the blacklist of “rogue states,” has sought to carve out a space at the international level focusing on “diplomacy of sovereign wealth funds.” Once the U.S. and the EU lifted the embargo in 2004 and the big oil companies returned to the country, Tripoli was able to maintain a trade surplus of about $30 billion per year which was used largely to make foreign investments. The management of sovereign funds has however created a new mechanism of power and corruption in the hands of ministers and senior officials, which probably in part escaped the control of the Gadhafi himself: This is confirmed by the fact that, in 2009, he proposed that the 30 billion in oil revenues go “directly to the Libyan people.” This aggravated the fractures within the Libyan government. U.S. and European ruling circles focused on these funds, so that before carrying out a military attack on Libya to get their hands on its energy wealth, they took over the Libyan sovereign wealth funds. Facilitating this operation is the representative of the Libyan Investment Authority, Mohamed Layas himself: as revealed in a cable published by WikiLeaks. On January 20 Layas informed the U.S. ambassador in Tripoli that LIA had deposited $32 billion in U.S. banks. Five weeks later, on February 28, the U.S. Treasury “froze” these accounts. According to official statements, this is “the largest sum ever blocked in the United States,” which Washington held “in trust for the future of Libya.” It will in fact serve as an injection of capital into the U.S. economy, which is more and more in debt. A few days later, the EU “froze” around 45 billion Euros of Libyan funds. The assault on the Libyan sovereign wealth funds will have a particularly strong impact in Africa. There, the Libyan Arab African Investment Company had invested in over 25 countries, 22 of them in sub-Saharan Africa, and was planning to increase the investments over the next five years, especially in mining, manufacturing, tourism and telecommunications. The Libyan investments have been crucial in the implementation of the first telecommunications satellite Rascom (Regional African Satellite Communications Organization), which entered into orbit in August 2010, allowing African countries to begin to become independent from the U.S. and European satellite networks, with an annual savings of hundreds of millions of dollars. Even more important were the Libyan investment in the implementation of three financial institutions launched by the African Union: the African Investment Bank, based in Tripoli, the African Monetary Fund, based in Yaoundé (Cameroon), the African Central Bank, with Based in Abuja (Nigeria). The development of these bodies would enable African countries to escape the control of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, tools of neo-colonial domination, and would mark the end of the CFA franc, the currency that 14 former French colonies are forced to use. Freezing Libyan funds deals a strong blow to the entire project. The weapons used by “the willing” are not only those in the military action called “Unified Protector.” More feelgood stories at Infowars.com
April 26, 2011, 8:27 a.m. CST
Too bad they didn't film this at one of Saddam's model-home palaces.
April 26, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST
April 26, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST
I've learned not to fall for Harry's traps by now, but I have to admit - this looks like a ton of fun. I'm officially intrigued.
April 26, 2011, 10:11 a.m. CST
by Andy Pandy
April 26, 2011, 10:12 a.m. CST
you can't really be that dim, can you?
April 26, 2011, 10:52 a.m. CST
Don't understand why they didn't bring him or Van Damme back for it.
April 26, 2011, 11:01 a.m. CST
That actually looks pretty cool. It's definitely a crazy and interesting story.
April 26, 2011, 11:21 a.m. CST
great BBC drama worth checking out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wdRrn4e7V8
April 26, 2011, 11:32 a.m. CST
Looks to have a nice mix of dark comedy and bat-shit insanity.
April 26, 2011, 11:33 a.m. CST
Is that tin-foil hat you're wearing comfortable?
April 26, 2011, 11:56 a.m. CST
April 26, 2011, 12:16 p.m. CST
...because that actress be smokin'...and has no problem being butt-naked in movies.
April 26, 2011, 6:21 p.m. CST
in Playboy...quite the jack ass
April 26, 2011, 8:07 p.m. CST
What are you basing your opinion on? Its weird because you're so wrong I just don't get it. This movie looks pretty damned accurate.
April 26, 2011, 9:19 p.m. CST
by SID 8.0
like a dog.
April 26, 2011, 10:37 p.m. CST
'Cause I wanna be able to say that when this thing opened I RAN to the theater. (Yeah I know it's Iraq but I can't think of a good pun for Iraq, so sue me.)
April 27, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST
you are under the common misconception that Muslims don't believe in Jesus.
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