Radcliffe And DeHaan Attached To COLLEGE REPUBLICANS


Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan are reuniting with their Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas for College Republicans, the 2010 Black List topper that examines the earliest days of Republican party operatives Lee Atwater and Karl Rove.

The Wrap has broken the news, though they do state that Radcliffe’s are denying that he is attached but only is considering a role in the film.

When last we checked in on the project’s future, attached star Paul Dano told us that it looked doubtful if the film was going to be made. At the time, Dano was attached along with actor Shia LaBeouf and director Richard Linklater but the film was having trouble finding financing.

The College Republicans screenplay covers the first meeting between Rove and Atwater in 1973 when Rove was making a run for national president of the College Republicans organization.

Atwater and Rove have carved themselves a legacy for having engineered political campaigns that used tactics that could be considered legally and ethically questionable. Atwater ultimately rose to become chairman of the Republican National Committee and campaign manager for President George Herbert Walker Bush. Rove would manage George W. Bush’s presidential campaign. By becoming a key advisor to the president during his eight years in office, he earned the nickname “Bush’s Brain.” In 1990, after being diagnosed with brain cancer, Atwater converted to Catholicism and sent apologizes to many of the politicians he felt he wronged with his tactics over the years before dying in March 1991.

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February 3, 2014 1:58 pm

In one film, they portray moral and social degenerates, who pose a threat to the American way of life. In the… http://t.co/qMjZkaaZAN

February 3, 2014 1:53 pm

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Anthony Ryba
February 3, 2014 8:41 pm

Well this will be perfectly awful. And coming soon Patrick Stewart will play an aging Bill Daley looking back on his life in arguably the most ethically challenged political machine ever in the epic biopic Cook Co, IL…oh wait….they’re not making that? Shocking.