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Check out the first Images of Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in KILL YOUR DARLINGS

Brad McHargue

March 20th, 2012

Daniel Radcliffe seems to be making a name for himself as a versatile actor, starting with Hammer Horror's THE WOMAN IN BLACK and now his portrayal of Allen Ginsberg in KILL YOUR DARLINGS. The first photos of the HARRY POTTER star as the famous beat poet and author of "Howl" have hit the net, and they're actually pretty interesting.

Directed by John Krokidas, KILL YOUR DARLINGS centers around the circle of literary friends that included Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), and Lucien Carr (DeHaan). Also among Carr’s associates was an older man named David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), who was in love with Carr and followed the young man around the country. In 1944, Kammerer made a sexual advance on Carr that, according to Carr, turned violent, and Carr stabbed and killed Kammerer. After dumping the body in the Hudson River, Carr turned to Kammerer’s longtime friend William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and then Kerouac for help.

Radcliffe replaced Jesse Eisenberg in the role, though he hasn't been free of criticism since accepting the role. Others who have played the beat poet include James Franco, Hank Azaria, John Turturro, Ron Livingston, and David Cross, all of which seem like odd casting choices. After looking at a picture of Ginsberg, however, I'd give my vote to Fred Armisen as the perfect casting choice.

Source Slash Film via HuffPo

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