The first clip and new images from Daniel Radcliffe’s latest film Kill Your Darlings has premiered online.
The film, which is directed by John Krokidas, tells the story of a murder that brought Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs together at Columbia University in 1944. This meeting provided the ideas that led to the beginning of the Beat revolution.
Radcliffe plays Ginsberg who, in the film, is beginning to accept his homosexuality, while Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston, and Elizabeth Olsen are also in the cast.
The newest clip features Dane DeHaan’s character Lucien Carr wreaking havoc in the university library by jumping on top of a table and reading out loud from a censored book.
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival, recently, and Daniel Radcliffe spoke about his excitement of playing Ginsberg, saying,” I love poetry and it was fantastic to get the part and have the opportunity to dive into Ginsberg’s life. The diaries he made when he was young gave me an amazing insight into his character.”
The Harry Potter actor also spoke about his fans and how they are reacting to his choice of film roles,” I’m incredibly grateful fro the swirl of support behind me. My fans seem excited by the unconventional path I am taking.”
Although the film hasn’t been released into cinemas yet, it has gained many great reviews. Justin Chang of Variety wrote,” A mysterious Beat Generation footnote is fleshed out with skilled performances, darkly poetic visuals and a vivid rendering of 1940s academia in Kill Your Darlings.”
Kill Your Darlings will be released on Oct. 18th in the US. It will arrive in the UK on Nov. 8th.