Kill Your Darlings (2013) Poster


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In 2008, while performing the Broadway play Equus, Daniel Radcliffe auditioned and got the part of Allen Ginsberg. Radcliffe went on to film the last two Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), and with him unavailable for filming, Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ben Whishaw were cast without Radcliffe. Shortly after, financing for the film fell through. When director John Krokidas started again with the film, he offered the role of Allen Ginsberg back to Radcliffe.
In this film, David Cross plays Allen Ginsberg's father, Louis. In I'm Not There. (2007), David Cross played Allen Ginsberg himself.
Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg and Ben Whishaw were originally cast in the lead roles.
Actor Ezra Miller turned down the role of Lucien Carr, which was then given to Dane DeHaan.
Daniel Radcliffe met girlfriend Erin Darke on set.
Some library scenes were filmed at the New York Academy of Medicine.
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First feature film directed by John Krokidas.


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Dane DeHaan revealed during a Q&A that he was actually strangling himself during the attempted suicide scenes.

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