While there have been odd appearances of clearly unofficial trailers for John Krokidas and Austin Bunn’s Kill Your Darlings, they’ve all been unceremoniously hunted down and driven from the web by Sony. Now, hot on the heels of yesterday’s more official clip comes the first full trailer for the movie, which stars Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan and Michael C. Hall.
Darlings finds Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg, who arrives at Columbia University in 1944 and promptly meets Lucien Carr (DeHaan), who introduces the young man to a bohemian world and the likes of William Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston). While they were all showing signs of their future talent, it’s here the Beat poets’ lives took a turn.
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 (Hall), a man in his thirties desperately in love with Carr. When Kammerer is found dead, and Kerouac, Burroughs, and Carr are arrested in conjunction with the murder, the nascent artists’ world is rocked.
With a stop set for the Toronto Film Festival, Kill Your Darlings will hit our screens on November 8.