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Shia LaBeouf May Play a Young Karl Rove

Is Karl Rove the next Mark Zuckerberg? In the wake of The Social Network's success, the L.A. Times brings word that the new hot biopic circulating in Hollywood is the Wes Jones script for College Republicans, a dramedy about Karl Rove's college bid to become chief campus conservative under the tutelage of Lee Atwater. Among the many young hotties vying to play Rove (only in Hollywood!) is Shia LaBeouf, who's never quite tapped into his Tom Hanks–ian comedic side on the big screen and now seeks to do so by playing the black-hearted Republican operative. Then again, would a Machiavellian mastermind like Rove ever get caught in the weeds like LaBeouf has with his twelve-year takedown of rival Frankie Muniz? [24 Frames/LAT]

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