Daniel Radcliffe signs up for thriller Kill Your Darlings

Taking over from Jesse Eisenberg

 

 

Daniel Radcliffe is showing that there really is life after Harry Potter, if the news about his next project is anything to go on.

The 22-year-old will play gay Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in thriller Kill Your Darlings, a role originally offered to The Social Network's Jesse Eisenberg.

The film will be set in New York during the '40s, when the Beat Generation were experimenting with drugs, sexuality, writing and more.

Although the exact focus of the plot hasn't been revealed, it will be based on actual events that happened between friends Ginsberg, Lucien Carr and fellow writer Jack Kerouac.

It is thought that Carr's murder of his former lover David Kammerer in 1944 will also feature in the thriller, which is to be directed by John Krokidas.

Filming will kick off in January once Radcliffe completes his stint on Broadway in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.

Radcliffe is going the whole hog to avoid typecasting now that Harry Potter has come to an end; he'll next be seen in supernatural thriller The Woman In Black, due to be released in February.

What do you think of Daniel Radcliffe's post Potter career? Is he onto a winner with Kill Your Darlings? Let us know!

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