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Daniel Radcliffe to Play Allen Ginsberg in Gay-Themed Thriller: REPORT

RadcliffeDaniel Radcliffe may soon be playing gay beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Twitch Film reports:

Sources tell Twitch 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.

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  1. One of our community's biggest allies and if interviews are any indication, one of the sweetest people you'd wanna meet. Not sure if I'll be able to get up there to see it but I wish him all the best on the new work!

    Posted by: sparks | Nov 29, 2011 3:36:15 PM


  2. go dan!

    Posted by: Matt | Nov 29, 2011 3:54:22 PM


  3. Wow. It's fascinating that somone has decided to film this story. I wonder if Caleb Carr (Lucien's nivelist son) is involved.

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Nov 29, 2011 3:57:56 PM


  4. It's a fascinating story and could make a fantastic film if done right. But Lucien Carr and David Kammerer weren't actually lovers - Kammerer was intensely infatuated with Carr, whom he met when Carr was 14 and he was 28, and he pursued Carr for five years, until Carr stabbed him to death, after allegedly being attacked by Kammerer when he again refused the older man's sexual advances. He told Burroughs immediately, and Burroughs advised Carr to turn himself in and use the gay panic defense, while Kerouac later helped him dispose of the evidence and was arrested as a material witness. The gay panic defense worked - Carr was convicted of manslaughter and served just two years.

    Posted by: Chris | Nov 29, 2011 5:51:22 PM


  5. The incident provided the inspiration for the Burroughs/Kerouac collaboration "And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks".

    It remained unpublished for decades, but I quite enjoyed it when it came out after Lucien Carr's death.

    Posted by: Hass | Nov 29, 2011 7:08:34 PM


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