Sundance Film Festival, set to premiere the flick January 17-27, has released the film's first official photo (above) along with a synopsis.
"While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life and literature, the four agree to tear down tradition and make something new, ultimately formulating the tenets of and giving birth to what became the Beat movement. On the outside, looking in, is David Kammerer, a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ lives change forever.
Daniel Radcliffe fearlessly takes on the role of the young Ginsberg on a journey of discovery—to find his sexuality and his voice as a writer. Cowriter/director John Krokidas takes on this less-explored early chapter of the Beats and captures the period with visual flair, kinetic energy, and imagination. Kill Your Darlings is the riveting true story of a crime, a friendship, and the nexus that spawned a cultural movement."
AHHHH!! We were concerned about whether or not we could see Daniel Radcliffe as anything else but Harry Potter for as long as we live, but this summary sounds like the perfect breakout role for him!
Not to mention, the film also stars some of our other favorites like Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, and Jack Huston!!
See you soon, Utah!!! We almost promise not to bring our Griffindor scarves.
[Image courtesy of Sundance.org.]