Confirming previous reports, Broadway.com's 2011 Star of the Year Daniel Radcliffe is set to play iconic poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film thriller Kill Your Darlings, according to MTV.com. Directed by John Krokidas, the movie will also star Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker, Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac and Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr.
Kill Your Darlings is described as a gay-themed drama about the friendship of Ginsberg, Kerouac, William Burroughs and Carr, which was upended when Carr killed a jealous older admirer, David Kammerer, in 1944. The new film is not related to Howl, the 2010 film drama starring James Franco as Ginsberg and featuring Aaron Tveit as Peter Orlovsky.
Radcliffe will be seen on the big screen in the upcoming horror movie The Woman in Black. He departed the Broadway production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 1.