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First Look At Daniel Radcliffe As Allen Ginsberg In 'Kill Your Darlings'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 19, 2012 6:36 PM
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So are books by the Beats poised to become the next tween lit pick of choice? Okay, so maybe it won't reach "The Hunger Games" or "Twilight" levels of popularity, but we're experiencing a bit of moment here with tweenage fave KStew leading Walter Salles' upcoming "On The Road" and now, Harry Potter himself Daniel Radcliffe stepping into the shoes of Allen Ginsberg. Howl, indeed.

The first look at "Kill Your Darlings" has emerged over at EW and featuring lots of tweed, chunky glasses, a Dad sweater and a scarf, you could probably find a copy of this guy walking down a street in Brooklyn right now. #Hipsterfashionforever. John Krokidas is set to helm a script he's co-written with Austin Bunn which will feature an impressive ensemble --  Dane DeHaan, Elizabeth Olsen, Jack Huston, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Ben Foster and Jennifer Jason Leigh -- in story of a 1944 murder in Columbia that brought together Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Huston) and Williams S. Burroughs (Foster), a union that would catalyze the Beat Revolution.

Production actually kicked off this week New York City and continues for six weeks. No word yet if a fashion house will come aboard for a movie tie-in, but we hope someone is on the phone to make that happen.

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  • nadia | June 16, 2012 10:37 AMReply

    That was very good

  • Voland | March 19, 2012 10:51 PMReply

    Zero similarities between Radcliffe and Ginsberg. And we all know, Radcliffe can't act, so why was he casted?

  • sammy | March 19, 2012 11:51 PM

    cause krokidas is a starf*cker no talent hack perhaps

  • jingmei | March 19, 2012 8:57 PMReply

    Damn cool. Wait for more anything news from Kill Your Darlings this piece of awesome project.

  • Padre | March 19, 2012 6:48 PMReply

    How come this movie gets the wild Potter hair better than the actual Potter movies?! Curse you HP stylist!

  • a | March 19, 2012 6:45 PMReply

    Apparently David Cross plays Louis Ginsberg, Allen's dad. Which is interesting, since he played Allen Ginsberg in I'm Not There.

  • jingmei | March 19, 2012 8:56 PM

    another dude is James Franco in Howl

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