Asa Butterfield and Logan Lerman are set to star in the coming of age ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’-esqe ‘College Republicans’.
Set in the height of summer in 1973, Butterfield plays the role of a young Karl Rove who embarks with his untrustworthy campaign manager Lee Atwater, played by Lerman, on a backroom vote-stealing road trip through the South. In the process, they form uneasy alliances with the likes of Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Jeff Sessions.
However Atwater meets his match in a beautiful young Republican operative named Kate King (Kristine Froseth) and their dreams of victory bring them all too close to humiliating, career-ending defeat. The Kate King character is said to be a composite of several real people.
‘Brokeback Mountain’ producer James Schamus will direct from a script by Wes Jones (Billions).
Production is due to commence spring/summer 2021.
Butterfield was last seen in season 2 of Netflix series ‘Sex Education’, his upcoming projects include the animated adventure ‘Watch The Skies’ with Gemma Arterton and Sam Claflin.
Lerman was last seen in the Amazon series ‘Hunters’ with Al Pacino.