The first teaser trailer for the film Kill Your Darlings starring Daniel Radcliffe has surfaced online and it gives us a glimpse of the young lives of prominent writers pre-Beat Generation.
The 30-second teaser shows a young Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe) and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan) as they first meet and develop a friendship. Michael C. Hall also appears as David Kammerer – the teacher who would later become a very prominent man in their lives.
Kill Your Darlings first premiered back in January at the 2013 Sundance Festival. Starring some of today’s most promising young stars, including Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, Dane DeHaan and Elizabeth Olsen, Kill Your Darlings was a hit at the festival garnering positive reviews and a Grand Jury Prize nomination.
The film, directed by John Krokidas, takes viewers back to 1944 where the murder of David Kammerer (Hall) brings some of the greatest American poets and writers together – Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Huston), William S. Burroughs (Foster), and Lucien Carr (DeHaan), who all became prominent figures in the Beat Generation.
Kill Your Darlings will make its way to the Toronto International Film Festival in September before its limited release in the USA and overseas in October and November.