In Imperium, Daniel Radcliffe plays Nate Foster, a young, idealistic intelligence analyst for the FBI.
Highly educated, and fluent in Arabic after serving in Iraq with the State Department, he's joined the Bureau to protect the country from another 9/11.
But he's beginning to realize that the "Islamic terrorist plots" he's busting are often setups—overzealous attempts to reassure an anxious public, and meet the latest quotas.
When the FBI discovers a smuggled shipment of Cesium-137—the primary ingredient needed to build a dirty bomb—Nate is willing to hear out Angela Zampino, a case agent who's convinced the plot is the work of white supremacists. She explains their overwhelming history of violence, going back to Oklahoma City, and their obsession with obtaining weapons of mass destruction.
But the hardest sell of all is convincing Nate to do the unthinkable—to leave his office job behind, and use his superior intelligence and people skills to go undercover, and infiltrate the community.
Nate's quest focuses on an enigmatic radio host named Dallas Wolf, whose apocalyptic broadcasts are bringing together a coalition of neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, and racist militias, all in hopes of igniting a "race war" that will cleanse the country and pave the way for a white homeland. But to get to Dallas, Nate has to penetrate an alternate universe that is far deeper and more sophisticated than he ever imagined.
As he makes friends and enemies—like Gerry Conrad, the warm-hearted suburban father who takes him under his wing, and Roy, the violent skinhead who's convinced he's a race traitor—Nate discovers a vast American white supremacist subculture.
Somewhere inside this labyrinth, like a needle in a haystack, is the hidden terrorist cell that's building a bomb.
Imperium will open in Philippine cinemas on September 14, 2016.
Daniel Radcliffe infiltrates white supremacist group in Imperium
by posted on August 18, 2016