New Trailer: Radcliffe Begins the Beat Generation

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Daniel Radcliffe disappears into the role of Beat Generation poet Allen Ginsberg in the highly anticipated, jazz-fueled indie drama Kill Your Darlings, and we have a first look at the trailer!

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In theaters October 18, Kill Your Darlings unfolds the previously untold tale of murder that brought together a young Ginsberg, On the Road writer Jack Kerouac (played by Jack Huston) and Naked Lunch scribe William Burroughs (played by Ben Foster) at Columbia University in 1944. The true story of their friendship -- and connection to murder -- played a key role in their development as artists, leading to the birth of the Beat Revolution of the '50s.

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Directed by John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings also stars Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Elizabeth Olsen.