Next month will see the release of Hammer Horror’s remake of The Woman in Black, starring Radcliffe, but news has emerged that he will now be joined on his next project by Elizabeth Olsen.
Directing from his own script, John Krokidas will direct the young pair in his retelling of Allen Ginsberg’s life in Kill Your Darlings.
Radcliffe is set to take the lead role with Olsen in the frame for fellow beat writer, Edie Parker, with Jack Huston set to play Kerouac.
The film will show how one murder affected the lives of the beat generation friends. The story goes thus: David Kammerer was obsessed with Lucien Carr (DeHaan), who accidentally killed him in a drunken fight, then dumped his body in the Hudson River. Carr confessed the murder to his friends, who covered for him, only for Burroughs and Kerouac to be arrested. Burroughs was bailed by his father, but Kerouac had to rely on wealthy art student girlfriend Parker – who he married while in jail – to get him out.
Olsen made a big impact at least year’s Sundance fest in Martha Marcy May Marlene (which finally arrives over here on February 3) and will probably result in accolades for the young actress.
Krokidas will start shooting in March at Columbia.