Since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 was released five years ago, Daniel Radcliffe has played Allen Ginsberg, a man with horns who’s accused of raping and murdering his girlfriend, Dr. Sexy Frankenstein’s hunchbacked sidekick, and a farting corpse. Apparently, Radcliffe chooses his roles based on how much the movie will make young Harry Potter fans feel uncomfortable, and the next one’s a doozy. In Imperium, Radcliffe plays an FBI agent — okay, nothing weird yet — who goes undercover as a skinhead — there we go — to take down his white supremacist brothers. Accio Führer!
The film — which also stars Toni Collette, Nestor Carbonell, and Sam Trammell — is based on the real-life experiences of Michael German. He “spent over a decade working for the FBI, often going undercover among white supremacist militias and in one case successfully foiling a plot to attack a black church,” according to Slash Film. German, who eventually left the FBI over “mismanagement,” assisted on the script with credited screenwriter and director Daniel Ragussis, so authenticity shouldn’t be an issue. The title of the movie is, though. Imperium is fine and all (the word means “absolute power”), but Green Room of Requirement and Hairless Potter (that scar on his forehead didn’t always look like a lightning bolt…) are right there.
Imperium (or whatever) comes out in theaters and On Demand August 19.