Daniel Radcliffe Goes Undercover to Stop Neo-Nazi Terrorists in ‘Imperium’ Trailer

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Source: Collider/Lionsgate

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It has been almost 15 years since Daniel Radcliffe took on his breakout role as Harry Potter in the eight-film adaptation of the Young Adult phenomenon by J.K. Rowling. Since retiring his wand and robe, Radcliffe has expanded his acting chops on both the stage and screen. None more so than with his new project, Imperium, where Radcliffe plays undercover FBI Agent Nate Foster, who is given the daunting task of infiltrating and taking down a Neo-Nazi organization.

“Try relating to these guys as human beings,” says Toni Collette in the trailer, who plays Radcliffe’s superior Angela Zamparo. The Radcliffe we see is rightfully frightened, unsure of himself, and way in over his head. Imperium (based on true events) gives us an intimate look inside the Neo-Nazi movement, as Radcliffe’s Foster is thrust into this world of hate and terrorism.

Daniel Ragussis directs the film as well as co-writing it with former agent Michael German, who spent years undercover within a Neo-Nazi group.

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If the thrilling, disturbing, and above all socially-relevant trailer is any indication of what’s to come, then Radcliffe’s days of failed Patronuses and Horcrux-hunting are far behind him.

Imperium will be released in theaters and on-demand on August 19th, 2016. Watch the trailer here.

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