Earlier this month, a teaser trailer was released for Kill Your Darlings, and now the full version has gone online. 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). There’s also a murder wrapped in between the lines. I caught the film at Sundance, and it’s one of my favorite films of the year thus far. John Krokidas‘ direction is electric, and the performances are extraordinary, especially from Radcliffe and DeHaan. The trailer does a good job of conveying the tone and story, but it only scratches the surface.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. 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.
Via Yahoo! Movies.
Here’s the official synopsis for Kill Your Darlings:
KILL YOUR DARLINGS is the previously untold story of murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William Burroughs (Ben Foster) at Columbia University in 1944, providing the spark that would lead to their Beat Revolution. This is the true story of friendship and murder that led to the birth of an entire generation.