At the beginning of the month, a half uploaded teaser trailer for the Beat drama “Kill Your Darlings” made its way online and was summarily yanked, without anything else arriving in terms of promotional material. But the whole shebang has now broached the interwebs, unofficially it seems, and you can take a peek below (for now).
Bringing together an interesting ensemble of rising young actors including Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, “Boardwalk Empire” star Jack Huston as Jack Kerouac, Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr and Elizabeth Olsen as Edie Parker with Ben Foster as William Burroughs and Michael C. Hall as David Kammerer, the film from co-writer and director John Krokidas tells the true story of the incidents surrounding the arrest of Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr when Kammerer is found dead. While jazz, cigarettes and free spirits loom large as you might expect, the undercurrent of murder adds an interesting element.
“Kill Your Darlings” opens in limited release on October 18th but will hit TIFF first next month. Watch below.