Daniel Radcliffe, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Dane Dehaan and Jack Huston also star in addition to Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, and Jennifer Jason Leigh. The thriller Kill Your Darlings is from Killer Films and Benaroya Pictures. Principal photography is to begin March 19 at New York City’s Columbia University. The film is the feature directorial debut of Austin Bunn who co-wrote the script with John Krokidas. The story of friendship and murder sees Radcliffe continuing to distance himself from his Harry Potter persona, here playing Allen Ginsberg. Huston is Jack Kerouac and Foster is William Burroughs. Hall will play Burrough’s longtime friend who fell victim to a murder that helped spark the Beat Revolution in 1944. Killer Films’ Christine Vachon is producing with Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Rose Ganguzza of Rose Pictures. Killer’s Pamela Koffer is executive producer. Inferno Entertainment is selling international rights here in Berlin. UTA Independent Film Group and Cassian Elwes are repping US rights.
A few rows back, actress Elizabeth Olsen recounted a film schedule that should have her earning tons of air miles. She’s just back from the Sundance Film Festival for the screening of two movies: “Red Lights,” opposite Robert De Niro and Cillian Murphy, and “Liberal Arts,” in which she plays an undergraduate student. “It got a standing ovation, and it’s a comedy,” she marveled about the latter film.
Next up is a project with a French accent: “Therese Raquin,” a period film set in 1884 and also starring Glenn Close. “I am so excited,” Olsen enthused. “Our costume designer is in Paris, so I’m going for fittings.” Filming is to take place in Hungary and Serbia.
And there’s also a video where she talks about her other movie Kill Your Darlings, and working with Daniel Radcliffe.
Elizabeth Olsen, Dane Dehaan and Jack Huston are joining Daniel Radcliffe in “Kill Your Darlings,” the Killer Films and Benaroya Pictures thriller that tells the story of how a murder at Columbia University in 1944 brought together the young writers who would spark the Beat Revolution.
Olsen, whose profile rose dramatically this year following her turn in “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” will play Edie Parker, the wealthy art-student girlfriend of Jack Kerouac (Huston). Radcliffe will play Allen Ginsberg; Dehaan plays Lucien Carr, a classmate of Ginsberg’s for whom he develops feelings.
Killer Films’ Christine Vachon, Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Rose Ganguzza of Rose Pictures are producing from a script by John Krokidas, who will also make his feature directorial debut. Lensing is set to begin March 12 in New York at Columbia University.
Olsen, whose resume was spare before bursting onto the scene at last year’s Sundance Film Fest with “Martha Marcy May Marlene,” will return to Park City this year with the paranormal drama “Red Lights.” She also has “Silent House,” “Liberal Arts” and “Peace, Love & Misunderstanding” with Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener on the way.