is desperate to shed the Harry Potter image. And he's doing well. There was all that cavorting with horses he did back in 2007 (yes, that LONG ago) in the stage play Equus, and The Woman in Black in 2012, and now...
He's taking on the role of Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg.
That's one way to shed your Potter tag. Take on the poet behind the controversial 'Howl', and one of the most influential figures in US (and World) literary history.
Anyway, the man behind err...December Boys...will be starring in Kill Your Darlings, which after garnering critical applause in Sundance in January, is set to be released on October 16th in L.A and New York and will also air at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Anyway, a poster for the flick has just been released and it showcases both Radcliffe and , who portrays the nefarious Lucien Carr.
The poster is rather nifty, right? The directorial debut of , Kill Your Darlings is looking like a good bet for the fall season. Are Oscars calling? It's not out of the question given the plaudits after the Sundance premiere, and the literary premise is something the Academy could go for. Let's watch this space.
Here's the synopsis from Sundance to check out:
While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr, an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Repelled by rules and conformity in both life and literature, the four agree to tear down tradition and make something new, ultimately formulating the tenets of and giving birth to what became the Beat movement. On the outside, looking in, is David Kammerer, a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ lives change forever.
Excited to see as Allen Ginsberg?