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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Toni Collette, Sam Trammell, and Daniel Radcliffe Star in a New White Supremacy Thriller

Well, this should be...interesting. Toni Collette (who seriously deserves better than most of her roles) has teamed up with Sam Trammell (Sam from True Blood) and Daniel Radcliffe for the thriller, IMPERIUM, about a cop who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist group. Which already sounds real questionable. More in the synopsis:

Daniel Radcliffe stars as Nate Foster, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he specializes in domestic terrorism and covert operations. Toni Collette is veteran battle-hardened colleague FBI Agent Angela Zampino, with Tracy Letts as Dallas Wolf, a modern-day leader of the white supremacy movement and Sam Trammell plays Jerry Conrad, a seemingly normal suburban Dad who is also the local Ayran youth recruiter.

Based on true events, IMPERIUM focuses on the FBI agent as he goes undercover and joins a white supremacist group in order to expose a sizable terrorist plot to create a dirty bomb. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

I assure you, if this movie gets a major release, there will be about a million think pieces written about its depiction of white supremacy. I'm definitely on the fence about this one, despite my appreciation for Collette. Thoughts?

IMPERIUM begins production this month in Hopewell, Virginia.


Brittani Burnham said...

That's a good cast for sure, I'll have to keep an eye on it. I'm not sure how I feel about it right now.

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