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Dominic Cooper proud of Hussein movie
Dominic Cooper is proud of himself for
tackling the role of Saddam Hussein's sadistic son in new drama The
Devil's Double - because several actors turned down the
The Mamma Mia! star takes on twice the work
in the film, starring as Latif Yahia, an Iraqi man who was forced
to work as a body double for Hussein's eldest son Uday, also
portrayed by Dominic Cooper.
The Brit felt compelled to tackle the
"incredible" script - and reveals several stars and moviemakers had
refused to take on the project.
He tells FOX411's Pop Tarts column, "The
story itself is incredible, I think a lot of actors and directors
were tentatively scared of it when the script was first developed a
few years ago, I know a lot of people decided not to take it on but
I didn't fear that... I tried not to think about that too much,
"It was real, this really happened to a man
(Yahia) and he was emotionally and physically scarred from