January 19, 2013 | Posted by Linda Ge
Has the 2013 Sundance Film Festival just discovered its first breakout star? Judging by the reaction from the audience flowing out of the world premiere of Beat generation origin tale “Kill Your Darlings”, the answer is a resounding yes. Hollywood.com editor Matt Patches enthuses, “Kill Your Darlings is high caliber in every department. Radcliffe and DeHaan are ferocious as Ginsberg and Carr.” That would be “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe and our 2012 Breakout Star Dane DeHaan playing Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr in John Krokidas’ feature directorial debut, which FirstShowing.net Managing Editor Ethan Anderton says “is electrified with energy, emotionally charged.”
December 14, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Today the Sundance Film Festival put online its full schedule for the 2013 season, and with it, our first look at an official image from one of the films we are most looking forward to at the festival, Beat generation origin biopic “Kill Your Darlings.”
The first image, which seems to be a screengrab from a trailer that we hope to see soon, shows Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr, Ben Foster as William Burroughs and Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac. Described as “a riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement”, the John Krokidas film follows the quartet, along with Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker, as they meet on the campus of Columbia University in the 1940s and are bonded forever in the wake of a murder.
“Kill Your Darlings” premieres at Sundance in the US Dramatic Competition on Saturday, January 19th. See the first image below and be sure to check the grid for the full schedule.
March 23, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Elizabeth Olsen joins her co-stars Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe in our first look at the actress on the New York set of Beat Generation origin biopic “Kill Your Darlings”, about the formation of the friendships amongst Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Lucien Carr (DeHaan), William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Husten). Olsen stars as Kerouac’s girlfriend Edie Parker – who introduced most of the guys to each other – and looks every bit the preppy 1940s coed as she walked to set with wavy hair and high-waisted jeans.
John Krokidas wrote and is directing “Kill Your Darlings”, which will tie in to Carr’s involvement with an unstable childhood neighbor, David Krammerer (Michael C. Hall), whose death cemented the bond between the close-knit circle of friends. More than one eventual Beat icon was jailed in connection to the crime, and Parker and Kerouac’s marriage was partly expedited by their need of her inheritance for his bail money.
Check out our first look at Olsen as Parker below and head over to The Daily Mail for more.
March 19, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Dane DeHaan and Daniel Radcliffe loosen up and get close as iconic Beat Generation icons Lucien Carr and Allen Ginsberg, respectively, while filming “Kill Your Darlings” in New York City. The new film tracks the origins of the Beat generation, with the slightly lesser known Carr at the center of a group of friends that also included Jack Kerouac (played by Jack Huston), Edie Parker (Elizabeth Olsen) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster).
Our first look at the set and actors in costume reveal DeHaan and Radcliffe appearing to have a grand ol’ time hanging out and obviously intoxicated on the streets of 1940s New York. John Krokidas wrote and is directing “Kill Your Darlings”, which will tie in to Carr’s involvement with an unstable childhood neighbor, David Krammerer (Michael C. Hall), whose death cemented the bond between the close-knit circle of friends.
With this cast, such an iconic grouping of characters and a juicy stranger-than-fiction plotline, “Kill Your Darlings” is easily topping our Most Anticipated Movies list. Too bad we’ll have to wait for 2013. See the first set photos below, and head over to The Daily Mail for even more.
January 12, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
A trio of promising young rising stars have signed on to Beat Generation origin tale “Kill Your Darlings”, according to Variety. “Harry Potter” himself Daniel Radcliffe signed on to play Allen Ginsberg a couple of months ago, and it looks like Dane DeHaan, Elizabeth Olsen and Jack Huston are rounding out most of the main cast.
Huston will play Jack Kerouac (whose iconic “On the Road” is also getting the big screen treatment), Olsen his girlfriend Edie Parker, and DeHaan will be Lucien Carr, whom Ginsberg called “the glue” at the center of the tight circle of friends that would go down in history as the founders of the New York Beat scene. The fourth Beat icon in the group, William Burroughs, is presumably still yet to be cast, as well as the pivotal role of David Kammarer. John Krokidas wrote the script and will also make his feature directorial debut. Filming is scheduled to begin on March 12 in New York.
Huston, last seen in “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse”, also stars opposite Jessica Chastain in “Wild Salome” and Bella Heathcote in “Twylight Zones.” Olsen broke out in a big way in 2011 with her feature film debut in Sundance hit “Martha Marcy May Marlene”, one of the most critically acclaimed movies of the year, thanks in no small part to her revelatory performance. DeHaan has a big year ahead with roles in “The Wettest County”, “The Place Beyond the Pines” and “Chronicle.”
November 30, 2011 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Daniel Radcliffe will forever be known as Harry Potter, boy wizard, but as the final film in the series was released this year, he is understandably looking to the future.
With two turns on Broadway (as a young man with a religious fascination with horses in “Equus”, and then as an ambitious window washer who climbs the corporate ladder in “How To Succeed in Business Without Trying”), Radcliffe’s first feature since the end of Harry Potter was the horror film “The Woman In Black” (due out in 2012.)
Now, Twitch Film are reporting that Radcliffe is delving into something completely different – taking on the role of beat poet Allen Ginsberg in “Kill Your Darlings”.
Written and directed by John Krokidas, the story “revolves around the relationship between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. Carr … most notoriously, served time for the 1944 murder of his lover David Kammerer.” Reports back in 2009 suggested that Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans and Ben Whishaw were to take on the roles of Ginsberg, Kerouac and Carr, but with Eisenberg out, and no word on the other two, we’re unsure if they remain attached.