Daniel Radcliffe To Play Allen Ginsberg In John Krokidas' Gay-Themed Thriller KILL YOUR DARLINGS

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Daniel Radcliffe To Play Allen Ginsberg In John Krokidas' Gay-Themed Thriller KILL YOUR DARLINGS
Just last week Harry Potter and The Woman In Black star Daniel Radcliffe was quoted in the French press saying that he would very likely be playing a gay character in a film to release in 2012. And it would appear that gay character is no less than Beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

Sources tell ScreenAnarchy that once Radcliffe wraps up his Broadway run in How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying he will move on to Kill Your Darlings with writer-director John Krokidas.

A thriller based on actual events, Kill Your Darlings revolves around the relationship between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. Carr, for his part, is credited for connecting Ginsberg, Kerouac and William S Burroughs but, most notoriously, served time for the 1944 murder of his lover David Kammerer.

Word of the film first broke in 2009 with Christine Vachon (Boys Don't Cry, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, A Dirty Shame) producing while Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg and Ben Whishaw were attached to play Kerouac, Ginsberg and Carr, respectively. It's unknown if any of those three remain attached but Eisenberg, at least, is out with Radcliffe apparently taking his place.

Radcliffe's UK based representatives have declined comment.
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Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonNovember 29, 2011 1:33 PM

When is the Ginsberg film about him being a card carrying member of NAMBLA coming out? That's what I want to know. I love how that is always whitewashed.

https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawnOL8rTaEDCMtHYsnKahHuPuxbblBERRAkNovember 29, 2011 5:30 PM


Allen Ginsberg was indeed associated with NAMBLA (much like he was in some Communist groups, being kicked out of several Communist countries when he openly challenged a few of their practices...therefore, I don't think he was fully invested in every single group that interested him), I'm not aware of any evidence that he was a pedophile or openly supported pedophilia in his personal life. Ginsberg himself said that he was associated with the group solely because of his interest in free speech and a more honest discussion on sexual politics, although there's also a quote attributed to him where he was said to personally disapprove of pedophilia. Whether or not you agree with his assertion that America needed a more intelligent discussion on the matter, to outright say the issue of him being in NAMBLA is "whitewashed" is what I find to be the most simplistic thing here.

Sean "The Butcher" SmithsonNovember 30, 2011 7:47 PM

Thanks for the insight. sincerely.

That said, you carry a NAMBLA card means you've paid dues, which means you support pedophilia whether you realize it, want to over-intellectualize it, or not. That's like someone joining the KKK and saying they did it to open up a discussion on racism.

There are other ways.