Daniel Radcliffe To Play Poet in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

(Written for BritScene)

We’ve been talking a lot about Daniel Radcliffe‘s latest film, The Woman In Black recently, so this week we have news of something a little different – Radcliffe is currently in talks to play Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the thriller, Kill Your Darlings, which revolves around the relationship between Ginsberg, authors Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and the man who brought them together, Lucien Carr. What makes the movie into a thriller is that Carr served time in 1944 for the murder of his lover, David Kammerer.

Radcliffe told the French press, via Twitch, that he would “very likely” be playing the literary figure in the film, which will be written and directed by John Krokidas and released sometime in 2012.

The project was first announced in 2009 with Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ben Whishaw attached to play Kerouac, Ginsberg and Carr, respectively. With Eisenberg no longer set to play Ginsberg, Radcliffe will move into the role when he finishes his Broadway run on How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, but it is unknown if Evans and Whishaw are still on board.

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