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Paul Dano Playing Young Karl Rove In Richard Linklater Film

August 31, 2011  |  2:22pm
Paul Dano Playing Young Karl Rove In Richard Linklater Film

After playing despicable characters in There Will Be Blood and this summer’s Cowboys and Aliens, Paul Dano will be taking on the role of Karl Rove in the film College Republicans.

College Republicans will show the senior adviser to George W. Bush back in his college days. The film will focus on the first meeting between Rove and Lee Atwater and Rove’s campaign while running for president of the College Republicans.

Previously Shia LaBeouf was interested in a role in the film, but it is unknown as of yet if LaBeouf will take part in the film.

The film has been written by Wes Jones and will start shooting this year in Linklater’s home state of Texas. Dano and Linklater previously worked together in 2006’s Fast Food Nation.

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