The film follows a young Karl Rove (DeHaan), who leads a dirty campaign for the position of College Republican Chairman under the tutelage of Lee Atwater (Radcliffe). Paul Dano and Shia LaBeouf were previously in talks at various points to join the film.
John Krokidas is directing with Bruce Cohen producing.
Radcliffe has kept himself busy since “Harry Potter”, starring in “The Woman in Black” and “A Young Doctor’s Notebook”, with “Horns” on the horizon. He is repped by UTA.
The criminally underrated DeHaan made a name for himself in “Chronicle” and has since appeared in “Lawless”, “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Lincoln.” He is with CAA.