Harry who? Daniel Radcliffe is showing off a whole new look in a new image from the upcoming indie “Kill Your Darlings,” and we love how far he’s come from his “Harry Potter” days.
“Kill Your Darlings” will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and the website for the fest has a new image from the film. It shows Radcliffe as a young Allen Ginsberg, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr and Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac, but its Radcliffe who disappears most into his character.
When we talked to Huston recently about his work on “Kill Your Darlings,” he praised Radcliffe for his tenacious work ethic. He teased that Radcliffe’s performance is going to be nothing like what fans have seen before.
“I think people are going to be shocked about how good he is,” Huston told MTV News. “He’s really coming into himself. It’s very hard getting out of the shadow of something like ’Harry Potter’ because… it’s as big as it gets in the film world. I think he really wants to be considered the actor he’s capable of actually becoming. I’m happy that I got to work with him and actually see him do what he’s capable of doing.”
“Kill Your Darlings” tells the story of poet Allen Ginsberg’s life when he attends Columbia University in 1944. There he meets Carr, Kerouac and William Burroughs, but when one of their friends is found dead, it changes all of the artists’ lives forever.
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