KILL YOUR DARLINGS Teaser Starring Daniel Radcliffe

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Here’s a new teaser for John KrokidasKill Your Darlings, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster and Jack Huston as Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac.  The film was a big hit when it premiered at Sundance this year, and has subsequently been getting some awards buzz.

Kill Your Darlings also stars Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kyra Sedgwick.  It’s set for theaters October 18th, hit the break to check out the abruptly ending teaser and synopsis.

While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life andliterature, the four agree to tear down tradition and make something new, ultimately formulating the tenets of and giving birth to what became the Beat movement. On the outside, looking in, is David Kammerer, a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ lives change forever.

 

Daniel Radcliffe fearlessly takes on the role of the young Ginsberg on a journey of discovery—to find his sexuality and his voice as a writer. Cowriter/director John Krokidas takes on this less-explored early chapter of the Beats and captures the period with visual flair, kinetic energy, and imagination. Kill Your Darlings is the riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement.