Kadafi son had a Hollywood connection
These days Saadi Kadafi is on the run, presumably somewhere in North Africa, dodging the rebels who ended his father’s 42-year-long dictatorship in Libya.
But just two years ago this month, the 38-year-old third son of Moammar Kadafi was perched on a couch surrounded by Champagne bottles, holding court at a glittering rooftop party at the Toronto International Film Festival.
As rapper 50 Cent performed and guests sampled Beluga caviar, Kadafi and his American partner, Matty Beckerman, schmoozed with agents to promote themselves as the newest players in the world of independent filmmaking.
It was a coming-out party for their production company, Natural Selection, which claimed to have a $100-million investment fund and a goal of making 21 movies over five years.
Within months, Natural Selection was producing the horror film “Isolation,” starring Susan Sarandon’s daughter, Eva Amurri. On the set, according to people involved in the project, was a canvas producer’s chair with the name “Kadafi” stenciled on the back. He never showed up to sit in it.