Daniel Radcliffe told a French publication that he would be interested in playing a gay character in a 2012 film and now the internet is swarming with rumours that the role will be Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming thriller Kill Your Darlings.
The film, which will be directed by John Krokidas, will also feature Ginsberg’s contemporaries William S. Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr. Kill Your Darlings will likely focus on how Carr, who introduced the poets, was implicated in the 1944 murder of David Kammerer.
Back in 2009, it was announced that Jesse Eisenberg would take on the role of Ginsberg, with Chris Evans as Kerouac and Ben Whishaw as Carr but it appears as if the casting has not yet been finalized. There has been no official announcement made, but Radcliffe does have free time with his Broadway How To Succeed In Business role winding down and his upcoming The Woman In Black scheduled to hit theatres in February.
It might be very familiar territory though as Ginsberg was most recently played by James Franco in Howl, a film about the writer’s most famous and controversial poem last year. How will Radcliffe stack up?