As first reported in The Hollywood Reporter, actor Daniel Radcliffe has officially landed the role of beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming indie film KILL YOUR DARLINGS. The film is from Killer Films, Benaroya Pictures, and Dontanville/ Frattaroli Management. The actor recently completed filming on 'The Woman in Black', set to open in theaters on February 3rd.
According to the report, the news of Radcliffe's latest role was confirmed by casting director Laura Rosenthal. Rumors of Radcliffe's involvement in the project, which co-stars Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston, have been circulating since last fall, but until today there had been no official confirmation.
The film will focus on the relationship between Ginsberg, influential authors Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs, and the man who brought them together, Lucien Carr. Carr served time in 1944 for the murder of his lover, David Kammerer.
Radcliffe recently ended his 10-month run on Broadway as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The actor is best known for playing the title role in all eight of the blockbuster Harry Potter films. In 2008, he made his Broadway debut to much acclaim in EQUUS. Radcliffe won BroadwayWorld.com 's 2009 Theatre Fans' Choice Award for Best Leading Actor in a Play for his role in EQUUS.