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Donald Trump doesn’t just want to appear on Fox News — he’d like to program the network too. The presidential candidate and active Twitter user fired off some tweets Thursday to criticize Fnc for its use of political analyst Karl Rove. “.@FoxNews You shouldn’t have @KarlRove on the air — he’s a clown with zero credibility — a Bushy!” Trump tweeted. Also Read: Donald Trump Jabs Sean Hannity, Fox News During Interview: 'I Don't Need to Be Doing This' (Video) Trump followed up with one of his favorite phrases. “.@KarlRove wasted $400 million and didn’t win one race — a total loser. »
- Jordan Chariton
Politicians campaign to win votes and collect contributions. So somebody who is unfettered by either of those concerns represents a bit of a wild card – and a reason why Donald Trump is sucking oxygen out of the Republican presidential race.
Although almost nobody in elite political or media circles wants to take the wealthy host of “The Apprentice” seriously as a candidate, his blunt talk and colorful style make him positively catnip for both the media and latenight comedians, who have barely been able to contain their glee since his entry into the process. And because Trump’s primary goal seems to be garnering attention – something he has historically been quite good at – he can say and do the kind of things that become virtually impossible to ignore.
So while more traditional politicians jockey to break out of the crowded Gop pack, they find themselves vying for coverage with Trump, »
- Brian Lowry
Megyn Kelly is bucking the conventional wisdom of what it means to be a Fox News anchor. The take-no-prisoners newswoman isn’t afraid to throw hardballs at Republicans. She recently lectured Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul over his penchant for arguing with female reporters. She poked Jeb Bush about whether he would have invaded Iraq in 2003. She cornered Mike Huckabee for saying it was trashy for women to swear in public. Last year, she told Dick Cheney, “History has proven that you got it wrong” on Iraq. On Election Night 2012, she dared to question Karl Rove for claiming that Barack Obama hadn’t won Ohio, and it went viral.
Just as surprisingly, she says she wouldn’t brawl with a certain Democratic presidential candidate if she landed an exclusive with her. “I think Hillary Clinton could handle me — easily,” Kelly says on a recent afternoon in her Manhattan office. “That would be epic television, »
- Ramin Setoodeh and Brian Steinberg
If a '70s road trip adventure with Karl Rove and Lee Atwater is what you like to see at the multiplex, get ready. The long-delayed Young Americans, previously titled College Republicans and Young Republicans, has now come together with Kill Your Darlings stars Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan reuniting with both one another and director John Krokidas to play Atwater and Rove, respectively. With StarStream Media committed to produce and finance, and Xyz Films selling the movie at Cannes, Young Americans tells the true story of two ambitious college buddies who go on a road trip cross-country and "tarnish the American dream one state at a time." They travel from "the South all the way to the White House in a crash course of dirty tricks and politics." DeHaan's Rove is portrayed as "the straight-laced and ambitious student who was running for the head of the College Republicans" and »
- Will Ashton
Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe are reuniting with their Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas to play the young Republican consultant Karl Rove and strategist Lee Atwater alongside Amanda Seyfried.
Xyz Films will handle international sales in Cannes on the story, based on true events surrounding a wild road trip the two friends undertook in the 1970s.
In Young Americans the cross-country journey becomes something of a crash course in dirty tricks as the pair encounter a young political femme fatale.
UTA Independent packaged the film and will be representing North American rights.
Principal photography is scheduled to kick off in autumn.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Young Americans has finally come together. Previously titled College Republicans and then Young Republicans, the film is based on true events from the 1970s and follows future political heavies Karl Rove and Lee Atwater “on a wild road-trip through the South all the way to the White House in a crash course of dirty tricks and politics.” According to Deadline, the movie now has the funding to go forward. Director John Krokidas will reteam with his Kill Your Darlings stars Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan, who will star as Atwater and Rove, respectively. Atwater is the more “free-wheeling” of the two while Rove was “a straight-laced and ambitious student who was running for the head of the College Republicans.” Amanda Seyfried will co-star as “Kate King, a young political femme fatale they meet along the way who secretly threatens to beat the boys at their own game.” The movie is »
- Matt Goldberg
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 »
- Greg Gilman
Exclusive: The road trip movie about future Republican Party strategists Karl Rove and Lee Atwater is ready to hit the road this fall, now that it has a full tank of gas. StarStream Media has committed to finance and produce Young Americans, a Black Listed Wes Jones-scripted film that reunites Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas with Daniel Radcliffe (who’ll play Atwater) and Dane DeHaan (who’ll play Rove). Amanda Seyfried has also been set to star in the film… »
Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard
Chances are when one conjures Colombia to mind a less than salubrious image springs to mind – staggeringly wealthy drug kingpins, endemic kidnapping plots, paramilitary foisted crime and corruption. Andreas M. Dalsgaard challenges these preconceptions with his instructive documentary Life is Sacred, a welcome opportunity to learn and see the quiet and hard-fought revolution that has been occurring in Colombia’s body politic. The film follows unorthodox presidential candidate Antanas Mockus and his enthusiastic young activist supporters attempts to reverse the vicious cycle of violence that is part of everyday life in Colombia, as an academic turned charismatic role model he fights an imaginative and positive election campaign designed to be a glint in the media’s eye. As mayor of Bogota he dresses his colleagues in Superman costumes as his campaign executes a procession of flash-mobs, publicity stunts and social media activities. »
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