What makes "Kill Your Darlings" different from other recent biographical dramas concerning the beat generation? Well, actually, there are a number of things: 1) It takes place in the year 1944 -- well before the cultural and literary movement of the 50s. 2) It depicts beat poet Allen Ginsberg during their early college days at Columbia University, where he met a fellow aspiring writer Lucien Carr. 3) It focuses on a little-known murder case involving an English teacher named David Kammerer, who was mysteriously stabbed at Manhattan's Riverside Park. And, lastly, it stars Harry Potter, Dexter and that one dude from Chronicle.
Directed by first-time helmer John Krokidas (who also co-wrote the script with newbie scribe Austin Bunn), "Kill Your Darlings" stars Daniel Radcliffe (as Ginsberg), Dane DeHaan (as Carr), and Michael C. Hall (as Kammerer). The film, which also cast Ben Foster as a young William Burroughs and Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac , was warmly received by critics when it premiered at Sundance earlier this year. It's now slated to open in NY and LA starting on October 18th. Watch the film's trailer, above.
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Kill Your Darlings stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick, David Rasche