You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Lionsgate pacts with ‘Devil’s Double’

Film stars Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier

Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.”

Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, Uday.

Lionsgate and Herrick did not disclose a release date.

“The Devil’s Double,” based on Latif Yahia’s autobiographical novel, was adapted by Michael Thomas (“Ladyhawke”).

Producers are Corsan’s Paul Breuls and Catherine Vandeleene, with Corrino Media Group’s Michael John Fedun and Stacatto’s Emjay Rechsteiner. Harris Tulchin of Tulchin Entertainment and Arjen Terpstra exec produced.

The companies didn’t reveal the price of the acquisition. Variety reported during Sundance that Lionsgate was nearing a deal for domestic rights for an estimated $2 million to $3 million after buyers from Summit and Relativity Media saw the film during private midnight screenings.

The pic was sold during the fest to Icon Film Distribution for Australia and New Zealand for a six-figure sum.

Belgium-based Corsan is represented by Paradigm and Cooper is repped by CAA. Paradigm also arranged financing for the picture.

More Scene

  • The Future She Built

    Inventor of the Inclusion Rider Discusses Why the Initiative Is Necessary at Panel

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

  • Diablo Cody, Charlize Theron and Jason

    'Tully's' Charlize Theron, Jason Reitman, Diablo Cody on Normalizing the Dark Side of Parenting

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

  • Independent School Alliance Awards

    Charles King, Nina Shaw Toast Tim and Vicky Mara Story at Independent School Gala

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

  • I Feel Pretty premiere

    ‘I Feel Pretty’ Directors Say They Were ‘Disappointed’ After Backlash From Trailer

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

  • Levis Coachella brunch

    Coachella 2018: The Biggest Celebrity Appearances and Surprise Performances of Weekend 1

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

  • Coachella Music and Arts Festival

    The Politics Behind Beyonce’s 2018 Coachella Performance

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

  • Salma HayekUnicef Ball, Show, Los Angeles,

    Salma Hayek Pinault Urges Attendees to Support Global Children at UNICEF Ball

    Lionsgate and Herrick Entertainment have acquired North American distrib rights to Lee Tamahori’s “The Devil’s Double.” Pic received its world premiere at Sundance and will unspool in the Berlin Film Festival’s Panorama sidebar. Starring Dominic Cooper and Ludivine Sagnier, “The Devil’s Double” centers on a man forced to become a double for Saddam Hussein’s son, […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content