Daniel Radcliffe to star in ‘Kill Your Darlings’

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2011, 08:38 AM IST

London: ‘Harry Potter’ star Daniel Radcliffe is all set to play the legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in new movie ‘Kill Your Darlings’.

The 22-year-old is set to start shooting the film – which will be written and directed by John Krokidas - after his run in Broadway play `How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying`, reported Contactmusic.

The project was initially announced in 2009 with Jesse Eisenberg originally set to play Ginsberg with Chris Evans as poet/novelist Jack Kerouac and Ben Whishaw as instrumental Beat Generation figure Lucien Carr.

The film - which is based in real events – revolves around the relationship between Ginsberg, Kerouac and Carr. Ginsberg - who was openly gay - was a leading figure of the Beat Generation in 1940s and `50s New York City, a movement that was highly critical of American materialism, censorship and conformity.