Punchy, powerful and prescient, IMPERIUM is this year’s most essential thriller, promising to take audiences on a journey into the darkest heart of America when it is released in cinemas and on demand from September 23rd courtesy of Signature Entertainment.
Inspired by real events and the experiences of ex-FBI agent Michael German, IMPERIUM follows Nate Foster, an idealistic young FBI agent who is selected to go undercover amongst a group of white supremacists suspected of initiating a terrorist plot. Immersed in a deeply unsettling, hate-filled world, Nate must fight to maintain control of his own beliefs and principles whilst working to identify the threat and keeping his true identity and motives a secret.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, Now You See Me 2) as Foster in what is being hailed as his more powerful, transformative role to date, and featuring an outstanding supporting performance from Toni Collette (Miss You Already, Krampus) as his wisecracking fellow FBI agent, IMPERIUM also features a stellar supporting cast, including Burn Gorman (TV’s Torchwood, The Dark Knight Rises), Tracy Letts (The Big Short, TV’s Homeland), Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight Rises, TV’s Bates Motel), and Sam Trammell (TV’s True Blood, The Fault In Our Stars).
IMPERIUM marks the feature debut for director Daniel Ragussius, who wrote the screenplay alongside Michael German. With German’s own experiences in the FBI informing the script, the result is an exhilarating, unforgettable thriller that underscores the fact that Radcliffe has long since stopped needing the help of a boy wizard to deliver his own searing dose of cinematic magic.
IMPERIUM IS IN CINEMAS FROM SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2016