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Sundance 2013: SPC Takes Daniel Radcliffe Drama 'Kill Your Darlings'

"Kill Your Darlings" Sony Pictures Classics

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. 

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