Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan already proved that they have plenty of chemistry and a budding friendship when they starred together in 'Kill Your Darlings' earlier this year, and now they're planning to team up again for 'College Republicans'. Their 'Darlings' director John Krokidas will reportedly helm this project again.
'College Republicans' initially landed on the Black List [an annual list of the best unproduced screenplays in Hollywood] way back in 2010, but stalled for a few years. Richard Linklater was initially rumored to direct, with Shia LaBeouf and Paul Dano attached to star in the two lead roles. However, that never happened, paving the way for John Krokidas to jump on board, and bringing his 'Darling' co-stars along.
According to the synopsis provided by Indie Wire, "The film is based on the true story of Karl Rove (DeHaan), who, under the guidance of Lee Atwater (Radcliffe), runs a dirty campaign for for the College Republican Chairman in 1973." Apparently, the film will have a tone similar to a 'buddy comedy', but obviously with a political undertone to it. Should be interesting to see, especially with two of the best young actors in Hollywood today. Krokidas also proved that he's a budding director to watch with Kill Your Darlings, so let's hope this film is actually put on the fast track to production.
Radcliffe, apart from Kill Your Darlings, will next be seen in Horns, Frankenstein, and Tokyo Vice. DeHaan will next be seen in this summer's The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Life After Beth, and will also play James Dean in the biopic Life.