Elizabeth Olsen And Two More Join Daniel Radcliffe In Kill Your Darlings

By Eric Eisenberg 2012-01-12 18:27:20discussion comments
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Exactly one week from today will be the opening of the Sundance Film Festival, so it's only fitting that we have a story for you about Elizabeth Olsen. The younger sister of the Olsen twins broke out last year at the indie fest with two entries - Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House - that wowed critics and immediately established the young actress as a talent to be on the lookout for. Since then she has rounded up a number of projects, including Josh Radnor's Liberal Arts, Naomi Fonerís Very Good Girls, and Charlie Stratton's Therese Raquin. Now she's added another title to her upcoming slate.

Variety has learned that Olsen, Dane Dehaan and Jack Huston have all signed on for roles in Kill Your Darlings, a film about the 1944 murder at Columbia University brought together some of the writers that would end up leading the Beat Revolution.Back in late November it was reported that Daniel Radcliffe signed on to play Allen Ginsberg in the movie. Huston has been cast as On The Road writer Jack Kerouac, Olsen will play Kerouac's girlfriend Edie Parker, and Dehaan will be Lucien Carr, a poet whom Ginsberg begins to fall for. Production on the film is set to begin in March with writer/director John Krokidas at the helm.

What's funny is that Olsen also has another film set to premiere at Sundance this year, Red Lights (with Sigourney Weaver and Robert De Niro) and if this film is completed in time, this could easily be another project that brings her to Park City. Before long Olsen is going to become as vital to Sundance as Robert Redford.
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