Twitch reports that Radcliffe is allegedly up for the part of Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film “Kill Your Darlings.” The role originally belonged to Jesse Eisenberg when the movie was first announced, but sources close to Twitch say Radcliffe is apparently taking his place. The former “Harry Potter” star will reportedly get started on the production after he finishes his run on Broadway in “How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.”
The film, created by writer-director John Krokidas, is a thriller based on actual events that occurred between famous authors Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr.
Carr is credited for bringing together Ginsberg, Kerouac and William S Burroughs in friendship, but he also famously served time in 1944 for murdering his lover David Kammerer. It’s unclear what the exact plot of the movie is, but that last little factoid definitely ties in to the film’s plot.
Chris Evans was originally supposed to be playing Kerouac and Ben Whishaw was attached to play Carr back when the flick was first announced, but it’s unclear whether they’re still attached to it or whether Krokidas will assemble a new cast. It will be interesting to see what spin Radcliffe gives on the poet, especially in lieu of James Franco just playing him in the well-received movie “Howl.” Maybe he will be able to relate to Ginsberg over the fact he’s starting to write some pretty good poetry.
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