My only prior awareness of The Devil’s Double came from the poster, so the trailer caught me off guard yesterday. This was partly due to the juxtaposition of its based-on-fact premise (Saddam Hussein’s son hires a body double to act as his assassination decoy) and its tone (slick, Diesel/Statham-style b-action flick).
I was also surprised by how much I now want to see the film! And not just because it was directed by Lee Tamahori! Films about recent historical events tend to lean toward the po-faced; this one seems to be serving up its history with a healthy dose of vicarious thrills, glam, and sex. I wouldn’t have thought those two tastes would go great together, but here’s the trailer; decide for yourself.