You probably remember the petition set up by fans to help making Young Americans happen. It was all down to schedule and nailing down financing according to director John Krokidas back then. There now is some great news: there is financing! StarStream Media has committed to finance and produce. Besides Kim
Leadford of StarStream Media, Bruce Cohen and Liz Destro of Destro Films are producing alongside Frank Frattaroli of Circle Of
Daniel Radcliffe will play Lee Atwater and Dane DeHaan will play Karl Rove. Amanda Seyfried has also been set to star in the film. XYZ Films will sell the film at Cannes and production begins in the fall.
Update: 9th July 2015. Production is set to begin in October.
Based on true events from the ’70s, Radclilffe and DeHanne play two ambitious college students on a cross-country road trip who, during the course of this buddy movie, tarnish the American dream one state at a time. Rove was the straight-laced and ambitious student who was running for the head of the College Republicans under the guidance of the free-wheeling Atwater. The latter took 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 plays Kate King, a young political femme fatale they meet along the way who secretly threatens to beat the boys at their own game. Ken Freimann, Jones, and Krokidas are exec producers.source: deadline.com