While some awards hopefuls are just beginning their festival runs with Venice-Telluride-Toronto, John Krokidas‘ excellent Kill Your Darlings began its journey way back in January at the Sundance Film Festival. The film focuses on the origins of the Beat movement and follows the volatile friendships of Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster), and Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). I thought the movie was terrific, and while it may not have enough awards fire to shine through a crowded field, I still hope it finds a receptive audience when it opens in general release. The first clip has been released, and it not only shows the first meeting between Ginsberg and Carr, but just how damn good Dehaan is in this movie. He and Krokidas perfectly set up how literature will become an act of rebellion for these young men.
Hit the jump to check out the clip along with four new images. The film also stars David Cross, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Elizabeth Olsen. Kill Your Darlings will play at the Toronto International Film Festival before opening on October 18th.
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