Daniel Radcliffe to star in biopic “Young Americans”

Way back in October we posted that Daniel Radcliffe was rumored to be reuniting with Kill Your Darlings co-star Dane DeHann to film Young Americans, a biopic about political strategists Karl Rove and Lee Atwater. This rumor has now been confirmed, with Radcliffe slated to play Atwater and DeHann set to play Rove. Here’s a synopsis of the film:

Based on true events from the ’70s, Radclilffe [sic] and DeHanne [sic] play two ambitious college students on a cross-country road trip who, during the course of this buddy movie, tarnish the American dream one state at a time. Rove was the straight-laced and ambitious student who was running for the head of the College Republicans under the guidance of the free-wheeling Atwater. The latter took Rove on a wild road-trip through the South all the way to the White House in a crash course of dirty tricks and politics. Seyfried plays Kate King, a young political femme fatale they meet along the way who secretly threatens to beat the boys at their own game.

Typical for Dan, his Young Americans role doesn’t sound quite like anything else he’s tackled so far. How do you think he’ll fare as Republican strategist Lee Atwater?

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Jessica J.

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