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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 (founded in 2000). Eric 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. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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