Dan Radcliffe to Star as Allen Ginsberg in Upcoming Film?Radcliffe
The Guardian is reporting that Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) is in negotiations to play poet Allen Ginsberg in a film, "Kill Your Darlings." While information is still scarce about the project, the paper details that the film will be written and directed by John Krodidas, who is known for this short films but will be delving into feature legnth territory with this new project. According to the paper, the film "is expected to chart the young Ginsberg's introduction to the Manhattan beat scene and his relationship with fellow writers Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. The latter was jailed for second-degree murder in 1944 after stabbing his stalker, David Kammerer, with a boy scout penknife and then dumping the body in the Hudson." We have yet to receive confirmation on this casting, but will let you know when we do!
On a related note, Mr. Radcliffe is reportedly writing a film that, according to the actor, no one will want to see. While doing press with MTV for his upcoming "The Woman in Black" film, the actor spoke of a screenplay he's working on, Mr. Radcliffe said, "I am trying to write a script which is fun and frustrating and terrible at the moment but hopefully will be good at some point." He went on to describe the project as "art house" and has also been writing poetry. To watch the full clip, click here.