Now It's Daniel Radcliffe's Turn to Play Allen Ginsberg
James Franco. Hank Azaria. David Cross. Ron Livingston. It's a broad range of actors who've been enlisted previously to play Beat icon Allen Ginsberg, none of them quite delivering the poet's intellect and spirit opposite the, er, best minds of his generation. Now comes the news that Daniel Radcliffe will take a shot of his own at Ginsberg in director John Krokidas's Kill Your Darlings.
THR today followed up on news originally hinted at by MTV, confirming that the actor -- who's first post-Harry Potter role in The Woman in Black finally surfaces in theaters next month -- will star opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston. Set in 1944, it revolves around a murder that "draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs."
Radcliffe originally hesitated to commit to the project, but is enthusiastic enough. "It's one of the things that's on the table absolutely," he told MTV. "It would be amazing and I'm very, very enthused for that script and that young director. It's an independent film, it's welcome to the world of independent film — from one day to the next it could happen or not happen. Until I'm there on the set, I'm not going to say anything about it."
Too late! And here I thought Radcliffe would never wear glasses for a role again. Look for KYD in theaters in 2013, meaning a possible fall 2012 festival run. Developing...
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