After much hype surrounding Kill Your Darlings’ Sundance premiere (and Daniel Radcliffe’s gay sex scenes in the movies), the movie is finally heading towards its US release on October 18th (with a November 8th UK date set).
Ahead of that a new poster has been released, featuring Radcliffe and co-star Dane DeHaan, who are both looking extremely yellow.
Based on a true story, Kill Your Darlings charts how a murder helped shape the lives of a group of young men who went on to become the beat generation. Chronicle star DeHaan plays Lucien Carr, the man who introduced Howl writer Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe) to the likes of William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston).
During these early, hedonistic days, a man called David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall) fell for Carr, with his infatuation becoming increasingly obsessive and unhinged – the gay Ginsberg once discovered Kammerer trying to murder Jack Kerouac’s cat. It eventually resulted in Carr stabbing Kammerer to death him and going to prison for his murder. The violent event is said to have indelibly changed all the people involved and etched its way into the published works of the Beat writers.
Take a look at the poster above, and click here to check out the recent trailer.