Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the U.S. dramatic competition film “Kill Your Darlings,” starring Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan.
Directed by John Krokidas, the film tells the true story of a murder that took place in and around the tight-knit group of young men at Columbia University in 1944 who would become the Beats. Ben Foster, Michael C. Hall, Jack Huston and Elizabeth Olsen co-star.
Austin Bunn wrote the script with Krokidas. Michael Benaroya, Christine Vachon, Rose Ganguzza and Krokidas produced.
“This is an amazing movie, a great American drama, thriller, and perfect evocation of New York in the 1940’s as you have never seen on screen before,” said SPC co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. “With an ensemble cast that is truly mind-blowing led by Daniel Radcliffe in a profoundly moving performance as Allen Ginsberg, we are witnessing the birth of a major new American filmmaker. Producers Michael Benaroya and Christine Vachon have truly outdone themselves here. It is a privilege to bring a film that works on so many levels to American audiences.”
UTA repped the sale for the filmmakers.
On Monday, SPC took on Jerusha Hess’ “Austenland” with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.