Lil John to Host Special Screening of The Devil’s Double



Rapper Lil John will be hosting the LA Special Screening of Lionsgate’s The Devil’s Double at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival on Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Regal Cinemas in Los Angeles, CA. Host Lil John will be joined by the film’s director, Lee Tamahori and star Ludivine Sagnier, along with celebrity guests including David Banner, Jason Momoa (Conan The Barbarian), and Brett Ratner.

Based on a gripping unbelievable true story of money, power and opulent decadence, The Devil’s Double takes a white-knuckle ride deep into the lawless playground of excess and violence known as Bagdad, 1987. Summoned from the frontline to Saddam Hussein’s palace, Iraqi army lieutenant Latif Yahia (Dominic Cooper) is thrust into the highest echelons of the “royal family” when he’s ordered to become the ‘fiday’ – or body double – to Saddam’s son, the notorious “Black Prince” Uday Hussein (also Dominic Cooper), a reckless, sadistic party-boy with a rabid hunger for sex and brutality. With his and his family’s lives at stake, Latif must surrender his former self forever as he learns to walk, talk and act like Uday. But nothing could have prepared him for the horror of the Black Prince’s psychotic, drug-addled life of fast cars, easy women and impulsive violence. With one wrong move costing him his life, Latif forges an intimate bond with Sarrab (Ludivine Sagnier), Uday’s seductive mistress who’s haunted by her own secrets. But as war looms with Kuwait and Uday’s depraved gangster regime threatens to destroy them all, Latif realizes that escape from the devil’s den will only come at the highest possible cost.

Featuring a riveting double performance by Dominic Cooper (AN EDUCATION, MAMA MIA) in the roles of Latif Yahia and Uday Hussein, THE DEVIL’S DOUBLE is a dynamic, chilling adaptation of Latif Yahia’s autobiographical novel, charting one man’s defiant struggle to survive a viper’s pit of corruption and brutality. The film is directed by Lee Tamahori (DIE ANOTHER DAY, XXX: STATE OF THE UNION) and written by Michael Thomas (BACKBEAT, SCANDAL). A Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment presentation a Corsan presentation a Corsan, Corrino, Staccato production in association with FIP Malta Ltd., Film Finance VI, Tulchin Entertainment and Foreign Media.

Now in its seventeenth year, the Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by the Los Angeles Times, is widely recognized as a world class event, showcasing the best in new American and international cinema and providing the movie-loving public with access to some of the most critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

The Festival features unique signature programs including the Filmmaker Retreat, Ford Amphitheater Outdoor Screenings, Poolside Chats, Coffee Talks and more. Additionally, the Festival screens short films created by high school students and has a special section devoted to music videos.

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