THE NEWS BUNDLE: Sony Sets 'Kill Your Darlings' with Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall & More for October Release


As we get into a massive indie circuit within the next few months, most of the features that started off at Sundance have either first trailers or released dates by now. But the one rare exception seemingly has been Kill Your Darlings, the upcoming biopic with a rather impressive cast. Now, today the theatrical bow has been confirmed as the feature squeaks in just under the wire for a possible Oscar run.

Sony Pictures Classics has announced today that Kill Your Darlings will be released in a limited New York and Los Angeles run on October 18th. The film will then expand nationwide in the weeks following.

While he is attending Columbia University in 1944, the young Allen Ginsberg’s (Daniel Radcliffe) life is turned upside down when he sets eyes on Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), an impossibly cool and boyishly handsome classmate. Carr opens Ginsberg up to a bohemian world and introduces him to William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Houston).

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 (Michael C. Hall), a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. But it's what happens to Kammerer that changes the nascent artists’ lives forever.

Co-starring Elizabeth Olsen, David Cross, Kyra Sedgwick, Jennifer Jason Leigh and more, John Krokidas directs from a script he co-wrote with Austin Bunn.