Daniel Radcliffe’s big screen year has been fairly light-hearted so far, thanks top his appearances in Now You See Me 2 and Swiss Army Man. But that looks set to come to abrupt end with the release of Imperium (out in theaters and on demand Aug. 19). In the film, the Harry Potter star plays an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a group of white supremacists building a dirty bomb.
“It was inspired by real events and co-written by Michael German, a former agent who spent years inside the neo-Nazi movement,” says the film’s director Daniel Ragussis. “Daniel Radcliffe plays Nate Foster, the agent. His greatest strengths are his intelligence and his people skills; I learned from Michael that actual undercover agents are primarily master manipulators — able to win confidences, control situations, and out-think the enemy, even when mortal danger is staring them in the face. Toni Collette plays Angela Zamparo, his case agent and supervisor. She’s spent years focusing on white supremacist terrorism and is really the only person out there that’s focused on keeping Nate alive.”
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You can see the trailer for Imperium above.