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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: # 89. John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings

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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films of 2013: # 89. John Krokidas’ Kill Your Darlings

Kill Your Darlings

Director/Writer: John Krokidas
Writer(s): Krokidas and Austin Bunn
Producer(s): Krokidas, Killer Films’ Christine Vachon, Benaroya Pictures’ Michael Benaroya, Rose Pictures’ Rose Ganguzza
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Michael C. Hall, Dane DeHaan, Ben Foster, David Cross, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jack Huston, Kyra Sedgwick

Not sure if anyone else is suffering from Beat Generation fatigue, but this posits Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac at the very beginnings of what would be a solid, longstanding, somewhat complicated friendship of three and if John Krokidas captures their tale “visual flair, kinetic energy, and imagination” as Sundance suggests it, then we can hope that this is an atypical bio about three pivotal players in American literature that have been bogged down filmically in the recent past. Krokidas couldn’t have asked for a better dream team both behind, and in front of the camera for his directorial debut – prospects are good indeed.

Gist: Written by Austin Bunn, this explores poet Allen Ginsberg’s (Daniel Radcliffe) life through his relationships with fellow writers Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and how their bond is tested when a friend is murdered.

Release Date: Sundance Film Festival – U.S Dramatic Competition. Should receive a distribution deal shortly after.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at IONCINEMA.com (founded in 2000). Eric splits his time between his home base in Montreal, NYC, and is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. Top 3 from 2016: Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt), Things to Come (Mia Hansen-Løve), Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade)

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