Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and director John Krokidas must have had a great time working together on Kill Your Darlings, as TheWrap reports they’re likely to be getting back together for College Republicans, which will follow US political heavyweights Karl Rove and Lee Atwater when they were at university.
Radcliffe’s people have apparently denied his involvement, although TheWrap is saying they’ve heard it from several sources. If it’s true Radcliffe would play Atwater, with DeHaan as Rove.
The project has been around for a few years, with the likes of Paul Dano and Shia LaBeouf eyeing the Karl Rove role, and Richard Linklater attached to direct. To some Karl Rove is a much revered figure while to many others he is the evil man behind the throne, who helped get George W. Bush elected and then steered his presidency, using plenty of dirty tricks against his enemies along the way. Many called him ‘Bush’s Brain’, while the President preferred to nickname him ‘Turd Blossom’.
Before Rove worked for Bush Jr., he was on the staff of both Nixon and Bush’s father’s administration, and before that he dropped out of university in order to work for the College Republican National Committee. That’s where the film comes, looking at how Rove hooked up with fellow political thinker Lee Atwater (who later worked for Reagan and Bush), and how their campaign to get Rove elected as chairman of the committee taught them a lot about dirty tricks.
The Black Listed script comes from Wes Jones