Daniel Radcliffe Officially Lands Role as Poet Allen Ginsberg

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Things are rolling along well for Daniel Radcliffe’s post-Harry Potter movie career. The Woman in Black opens on Feb. 3. And now, the actor has officially signed on for his next film role.

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Casting director Laura Rosenthal confirms to The Hollywood Reporter that Radcliffe, 22, will play poet Allen Ginsberg in the independent film, Kill Your Darlings, from Killer Films, Benaroya Pictures, and Dontanville/ Frattaroli Management, as first reported by MTV News.

While Radcliffe has been reportedly in talks for the project since last fall, the actor has avoided confirming his participation in the film costarring Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston.

"It's one of the things that's on the table absolutely,” Radcliffe tells MTV before the casting was confirmed. “It would be amazing and I'm very, very enthused for that script and that young director, [John Krokidas]."

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Desribed as a thriller, Kill Your Darlings will capture how “a murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.” It is due in theatres next year.

This month, Radcliffe ended his roughly 10-month run on Broadway as J. Pierrepont Finch in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.

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