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(Photo: Lionsgate Premiere)

The news of another film starring Daniel Radcliffe surely means the references to a certain wizard can be put to bed by now. Ever since the magical saga came to an end in 2011 with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, the question has always been: can he make that tricky leap from child star actor? The release of this latest trailer yesterday (July 5) seems to us like a resounding yes.

Imperium is Daniel’s third (count ’em) film this year, after magic heist movie (yep, that’s a genre now) Now You See Me 2 and indie curiosity Swiss Army Man, and like Horns before it, it shows Daniel’s not afraid to take on challenging roles that tackle dark issues (and that’s not even mentioning his shaved head).

It tells the story of Nate Foster, an FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist terrorist cell and stop them before they can make a dirty bomb.

Here’s the trailer:

Starring alongside Daniel are Toni Collette (United States of Tara), True Blood‘s Sam Trammel and Burn Gorman (Torchwood). The movie takes direct inspiration from the true accounts of federal agent Michael German, whose time undercover in white supremacist groups led him to co-writing the screenplay with director Daniel Ragussis, who makes his directorial debut.

Imperium opens on limited release in theaters August 19, when it will also be available on video-on-demand.

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Filed Under: Daniel Radcliffe, Imperium
By Kat Sommers
Kat is a freelance writer for Anglophenia.