After months of waiting, it’s not too long before we’ll all get to see Daniel Radcliffe as gay poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, with the US release set for October 16th and the UK release recently shifted to December 6th.
Now a new clip from the film has emerged (via Out), showing off the chemistry between Radcliffe and Dan DeHaan, who plays Lucien Carr’s the object of Radcliffe’s affection in the movie. Take a look above.
Based on a true story, Kill Your Darlings charts how a murder helped shape the lives of a group of young men who went on to become the beat generation. DeHaan plays Lucien Carr, the man who introduced Howl writer Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe) to the likes of William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston).
During these early, hedonistic days, a man called David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall) fell for Carr, with his infatuation becoming increasingly obsessive and unhinged – the gay Ginsberg once discovered Kammerer trying to murder Jack Kerouac’s cat. It eventually resulted in Carr stabbing Kammerer to death him and going to prison for his murder. The violent event is said to have indelibly changed all the people involved and etched its way into the published works of the Beat writers. You can watch the trailer here.