Dane-DeHaan-and-Daniel-Radcliffe-in-Kill-Your-DarlingsHaving debuted to very promising early reviews at Sundance this year, John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings will soon be returning to the festival circuit, with Venice Days and TIFF so close on the horizon.

With an October release date set by Sony Pictures Classics, and awards buzz kicking off coming out of Park City, things are certainly looking good for the drama, and the film’s return to the festival scene should help build momentum moving towards the Oscar season.

Ahead of its appearance at this year’s Venice Days, a sort of independent off-shoot event on the fringes of the city’s main film festival, the first teaser footage has landed 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.

Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan lead the way as Allen Ginsberg and Lucien Carr, respectively. And the two are joined by a fantastic cast, starring alongside Ben Foster, Jack Huston, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick, and David Rasche.

Krokidas is making his feature directorial debut here, co-writing the script with Austin Bunn.

Kill Your Darlings will begin its limited release in New York and LA on October 18th, before continuing to open across the US in successive weeks. Here in the UK, its release date has been set for 8th November, leaving just over three months before its anticipated arrival.

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Source: via Collider.