First look at Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings

You're a poet, Harry!

Kill Your Darlings has released the first batch of on-set images, giving us a look at Daniel Radcliffe in costume as beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg.

Directed by first-timer John Krokidas, the film will explore Ginsberg’s life through his relationships with fellow writers Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and how their bond is tested when Burroughs’ friend David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall) is murdered.

The first images show Radcliffe looking pretty authentic in Ginsberg’s trademark scarf, sweater and suit ensemble, while those specs are significantly different to avoid any Potter-based confusion.

Also on show is Chronicle star Dane DeHaan who plays Lucien Carr, another friend of the three writers and a key member of the beat movement.

Also starring Elizabeth Olsen, Kyra Sedgwick and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the film is set to open in 2013, with a release date yet to be confirmed. With On the Roadarriving later this year, the legacy of the beat generation has never seemed more alive.

Does Radcliffe seem a good fit for Ginsberg? Tell us, below.


    • writerdave87

      Mar 20th 2012, 21:22

      This isn't a BBC drama.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 21st 2012, 20:18

      Well how can it 'be similar to other bbc dramas' if it isn't a bbc drama? Learn the english language before you call other people d*****ses, moron.

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    • writerdave87

      Mar 25th 2012, 18:53

      Actually Ginsberg was bisexual, one of those 'disgusting half breeds' you keep ranting about. Stop trying to dig your way out, you're a moron. Accept you're talking out your vapid backside again and move on.

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    • Ross1506

      Apr 3rd 2012, 20:52

      What the guy is trying to say is relevant writerdave87. The BBC have commissioned and produced many sensitive, well-acted and brilliantly scripted dramas about young gay men recently - 'Worried about the Boy' can also be added to the list above. While this particular film is not a BBC drama, it can be similar in how well it is handled - the quality of the aforementioned dramas is undisputed. Allen Ginsberg was gay, too. He wasn't bisexual.

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