Paul Dano ("Little Miss Sunshine," "There Will Be Blood") is officially attached to play a young Karl Rove in Richard Linklater's "College Republicans" at Bratt Entertainment reports The Wrap.
The story deals with how Karl Rove and Lee Atwater first met when Rove ran for president of the College Republicans.
Shia LaBeouf had previously expressed interest in the role of Rove, the man considered "the architect" of President George W. Bush's election.
Wes Jones wrote the script while Maya Browne and Ginger Sledge are producing. Filming kicks off late November in Austin, Texas.