Elizabeth Olsen Set to 'Kill Your Darlings' Along with Daniel Radcliffe
Just after Thanksgiving in 2011, it was reported that Daniel Radcliffe was keeping his career interesting post-Harry Potter by playing Allen Ginsberg in the thriller Kill Your Darlings, a story about the relationship between Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr which eventually ends up with them caught up in murder. Now Variety has word that the cast is filling out around Radcliffe with Sundance starlet and indie darling Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene) is set to join the film along with Dane Dehaan ("In Treatment") and Jack Huston ("Boardwalk Empire"). Details on their characters below.
Olsen has been set to play Edie Parker, the wealthy art-student girlfriend of Jack Kerouac who will be played by Huston. Meanwhile, Dehaan will play Carr, a key member of the original New York City circle of the Beat Generation in the 1940's who also catches the romantic eyes of Ginsberg. Carr befriended the beatnik poet and introduced him to Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs but she was also friends with a somewhat deranged David Kammerer, who was so in love with Carr that when he and Kerouac decided to join the Merchant Marines, he flipped out and ended up in a scuffle with Carr at a park, where he eventually stabbed Kammerer to death. As you can imagine, things take a turn for the worse after that. The film is expected to begin filming at Columbia University in New York City this March. If Radcliffe keeps this up, he will have much more than The Boy Who Lived leaving a mark on cinema.
I'm glad Radcliffe's working with some credible actors outside Potter as well!
Paulo on Jan 13, 2012
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