Have a hankering to watch a group of angsty Beat poets have their worlds rocked by a murder? John Krokidas' Kill Your Darlings will be screening at the Venice Film Festival and TIFF in the next week, taking audiences back to 1944. The film is set during the Beat movement's early days when writers Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr were navigating a new anticonformist way of life. A man in their midst, David Kammerer, becomes infatuated with the charming Carr and winds up dead.
The Playlist posted a peek at the crime tale, featuring Daniel Radcliffe as Ginsberg and Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr. DeHaan won us over with his recitation of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer, which has a long history as a banned book — like most things Miller wrote. Ben Foster plays William Burroughs and Jack Huston stars as Jack Kerouac. We're also sharing some new photos and the first trailer from the film, which costars Elizabeth Olsen (our favorite Olsen sister), Michael C. Hall, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick and David Rasche.
Is DeHaan's charismatic reading enough to entice you to head to theaters on October 18?