Kill Your Darlings (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 44 mins

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Set during the famed poet's formative years at Columbia University, 'Kill Your Darlings' centers around a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr, and fellow Beat author William Allen Ginsberg. This previously untold story relays how a young Ginsberg fell prey to the awesome charms of juvenile delinquent Lucien Carr (Dane Dehaan) and how their relationship, along with William Burroughs (Ben Foster), initiated the foundation of the Beat Generation. Accompanied by Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), the young writers’ attempt to disrupt the university’s status quo ultimately leads them on a malignant path of sex, drugs, self-discovery and even murder.
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as Allen Ginsberg
as Edie Parker
as David Kammerer
as William Burroughs
as Columbia Classmate
as Businessman
as Lucien Carr
as Louis Ginsberg
as Dean
as Jazz Singer
as Gwendolyn
as Columbia Classmate
as Jack Kerouac
as Naomi Ginsberg
as Professor Steeves
as Norman
as Marian Carr
as Edith Cohen
as Luke's Friend #1
as Merchant Marine
as Morris Bailey
as Page
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as Billeting Officer
as Harlem Club Patron
as Luke Deitweiler



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Film Type:
Feature Film
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Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg and Ben Whishaw were originally cast in the lead roles.

In 2008, while performing the Broadway play Equus, Daniel Radcliffe auditioned and got the part of Allen Ginsberg. Radcliffe went on to film the last two Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, and with him unavailable for filming, Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ben Whishaw were cast without Radcliffe. Shortly after, financing for the film fell through. When director John Krokidas started again with the film, he offered the role of Allen Ginsberg back to Radcliffe.

In this film, David Cross plays Allen Ginsberg's father, Louis. In I'm Not There., David Cross played Allen Ginsberg himself.