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Daniel Radcliffe does his best Allen Ginsberg in the first photos for Kill Your Darlings

Mar. 19, 2012by: Niki Stephens
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William Faulkner once said, "In writing, you must kill all your darlings.". This is actually one of the best pieces of writing advice anyone could ever receive. Though the actual quote has apparently different versions like "you must murder your darlings", the overall message is still resounding.

The quote is also being used for a film starring Daniel Radcliffe called KILL YOUR DARLINGS. The first batch of photos from the set have been released through various media outlets. Radcliffe is in character as Allen Ginsberg and accompanying him, his co-star Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr. The cast is a great one. Not only do you have Radcliffe and DeHaan thrown in Jack Huston, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Cross, and Kyra Sedgwick. Check out the photos and synopsis below.

Here is a synopsis via /Film, "the film centers around the circle of literary friends that included Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston), and Lucien Carr (DeHaan). Also among Carrís associates was an older man named David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), who was in love with Carr and followed the young man around the country. In 1944, Kammerer made a sexual advance on Carr that, according to Carr, turned violent, and Carr stabbed and killed Kammerer. After dumping the body in the Hudson River, Carr turned to Kammererís longtime friend William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and then Kerouac for help."

Extra Tidbit: Several actors (James Franco, Hank Azaria, John Turturro, Ron Livingston, and David Cross) have all played Ginsberg, who pulls it off the best? My vote is on Cross.

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11:01AM on 03/20/2012
If you kill ALL your darlings, aren't you left with just bad material?
If you kill ALL your darlings, aren't you left with just bad material?
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9:48AM on 03/20/2012
So nice to see Daniel Radcliffe stretching his acting skills on screen. He's a fine young actor and I wish him the best.
As for the extra tidbit, completely agree. Cross nails it.
So nice to see Daniel Radcliffe stretching his acting skills on screen. He's a fine young actor and I wish him the best.
As for the extra tidbit, completely agree. Cross nails it.
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11:03PM on 03/19/2012

Sorry, Daniel,

I know you're a fine actor. But every time I see you in glasses, I half-expect you to whip out your wand and scream, "Expecto patronum!"
I know you're a fine actor. But every time I see you in glasses, I half-expect you to whip out your wand and scream, "Expecto patronum!"
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9:29PM on 03/19/2012
I agree that Cross' Ginsberg was the best. That was probably one of my favorite scenes in "I'm Not There", second only to the whole "Ballad of a Thin Man" sequence.
I agree that Cross' Ginsberg was the best. That was probably one of my favorite scenes in "I'm Not There", second only to the whole "Ballad of a Thin Man" sequence.
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