John Krokidas’ directorial debut boasts an absolutely stellar cast. And ahead of the film’s return to the festival circuit in the coming weeks – first with Venice Days, and then TIFF – Sony Pictures Classics have launched the first poster for the movie online.
While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life and literature, the four agree to tear down tradition and make something new, ultimately formulating the tenets of and giving birth to what became the Beat movement. On the outside, looking in, is David Kammerer, a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ lives change forever.
Radcliffe and DeHaan star alongside Ben Foster, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick, and David Rasche. (Essentially, one of the best casts of the year.)
Krokidas is directing from a script he co-wrote with Austin Bunn, and both make their feature debuts with the film.
Kill Your Darlings will begin its early release in the US on October 18th, before continuing to widen across the States in successive weeks. And its UK release date is set soon after for 8th November. With any luck, the first full trailer will land online soon, following the first teaser that surfaced earlier this month. And in the meantime, here’s the first poster, which you can click through to enlarge.