Daniel Radcliffe to play beat poet Allen Ginsberg

'Harry Potter' actor will star in John Krokidas thriller 'Kill Your Darlings'

Daniel Radcliffe is in the frame to play beat poet Allen Ginsberg in a new film.

The actor, fresh from the Harry Potter series, is set to play Ginsberg in thriller Kill Your Darlings, a new independent drama about “poetry, gay stalkers and murder in 1940s New York.”

The feature debut from writer/director John Krokidas, follows the young Ginsberg’s introduction to the Manhattan beat scene, focussing on his relationships with Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr, according to The Guardian. Carr was jailed for second-degree murder in 1944 after stabbing his stalker, David Kammerer and dumping the body in the Hudson.


Jesse Eisenberg had previously been linked the role of Ginsberg, with Chris Evans and Ben Whishaw lined up for Kerouac and Carr.

Radcliffe hinted at the role recently, telling the French media that he would be playing a gay character next year. He can next be seen in ghost story The Woman In Black, the trailer for which you can watch below.