Amanda Seyfried has joined the cast of “Young Americans,” which stars Daniel Radcliffe as Lee Atwater and Dane Dehaan as Karl Rove.
Seyfried’s casting comes with the news announced Friday that StarStream Media will finance and produce the road-trip buddy movie directed by John Krokidas (“Kill Your Darlings”) and written by Wes Jones.
Based on true events from the 1970s, “Young Americans” follows Atwater and Rove on a wild road trip through the South all the way to the White House in a crash course of dirty tricks and politics. Seyfried joins the party as a young political femme fatale who secretly threatens to beat the boys at their own game.
Bruce Cohen (“Silver Linings Playbook”) and Liz Destro (“Life After Beth”) of Destro Films are producing alongside Kim Leadford of StarStream Media and Frank Frattaroli of Circle of Confusion. XYZ Films is handling international sales rights at the upcoming Marche du Film at Cannes.
Principal photography is set to begin this fall.
“Everybody at StarStream Media and Destro Films are excited to finally be making this movie. We have been trying to get this script since it won the Black List in 2010 and thanks to the incredible team who kept this film alive (Bruce Cohen, Rena Ronson, Wes Jones and John Krokidas), we have the pleasure of working with Krokidas and DP, Reed Morano,” said Kim Leadford, CEO of StarStream Media. “We loved their 1940s aesthetic in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ and are looking forward to watching them build the look of the 70s; which is one of the coolest eras, in my opinion.”
UTA Independent packaged the film and will be representing North America.