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Watch: Teaser For 'Kill Your Darlings' Starring Daniel Radcliffe & Dane DeHaan Plus New Pics From The Film

by Kevin Jagernauth
August 3, 2013 12:00 PM
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"Kill Your Darlings"

While audiences have yet to show they're keen to see a movie about the Beat generation even with a star-laden cast ("On The Road"), you have to at least give the filmmakers behind "Kill Your Darlings" some due credit. Lining up Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, "Boardwalk Empire" star Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac, Ben Foster as William Burroughs, Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker, and Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr—well, you have our attention. And now the first teaser trailer (kind of) is here to give you a taste of how it turned out.

At only 30 seconds long and seemingly cut off randomly (or perhaps it's a meta reflection of the Beats' tendency to break established narrative rules or whatever), the promo introduces the true story that found Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr arrested for murder when an outsider to their burgeoning group, David Kammerer, is found dead. It's certainly not the most well known chapter in the fabled lives of the Beats, but as we wrote at Sundance, it's "fairly interesting and relatively compelling, but far from an enlightening or deep story into the hearts and minds of these artists who would define a generation."

"Kill Your Darlings" opens in limited release on October 18th. Watch below. [First Showing]

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  • Stephanie | August 4, 2013 9:53 AMReply

    Daniel Radcliffe is the most talented actor under 30. I can't wait to see what he does next..

  • Eric | August 5, 2013 6:36 PM

    I haven't been impressed by him yet and think others of his generation like Logan Lerman and Dane DeHaan are much better. Radcliffe has had good moments but doesn't strike me as very natural. I'm curious to see him in this, maybe my opinion of him will improve.

  • Zack | August 3, 2013 1:24 PMReply

    I can definitely see Dane DeHaan showing up on a later iteration of that "Next Big Stars That Went Nowhere" list.

  • M. | August 3, 2013 4:59 PM

    He is talented, but the MOST under 30? I don't think so

  • DERRICK | August 3, 2013 4:01 PM

    hmmmmmm I don't think so. It would be a shame, seeing that he's probably the most talented male actor under 30 working in hollywood today.

  • jemima k. | August 3, 2013 12:36 PMReply

    You forgot to mention Michael C. Hall. He has a larger role than Elizabeth Olsen and Ben Foster, and the entire story pivots around his character. he is also in this teaser. So you don't like Dexter any more, big deal. You people are such psuedo intellectual snobs.

  • cory everett | August 4, 2013 10:45 AM

    Please let this be Jemima Kirke.

  • M. | August 3, 2013 5:00 PM


  • Zack | August 3, 2013 1:23 PM

    Misspelling (and not hyphenating) "pseudo-intellectual" was part of the joke, right, television's Jennifer Carpenter?

  • Lizzy | August 3, 2013 12:50 PM just sound like a douchebag.

  • Travis | August 3, 2013 12:41 PM

    I'm failing to see how a simple oversight equals a secret pseudo-intellectual vendetta against people who may or may not watch a TV show anymore

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