Daniel Radcliffe goes undercover as a neo-Nazi in his upcoming film Imperium

By Dave Quinn
Updated December 08, 2020 02:14 PM

Daniel Radcliffe has undergone yet another dramatic transformation.

Fresh from playing a in the comedy Swiss Army Man, the 26-year-old Harry Potter alum plays an FBI agent who goes undercover as a neo-Nazi to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group in the new thriller Imperium.

Radcliffe shaved his head for the intense drama, which shows the difficulties his character faces as he goes deeper undercover. The trailer shows his character’s morals seemingly put to the test as he participates in the racist rhetoric and hurtful protests associated with this neo-Nazi group.

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The film, which also stars Toni Collette, is based on a true story from former FBI agent Michael German, who spent years undercover as a neo-Nazi.

German co-wrote the film alongside newcomer Daniel Ragussis, who also directs.

Imperium hits theaters nationwide Aug. 19.