Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster And Two More Join Radcliffe And Olsen In Kill Your Darlings

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The cast of John Krokidas’ upcoming Beat generation film Kill Your Darlings was already looking especially promising, with Daniel Radcliffe, Elizabeth Olsen, Jack Huston and Dane DeHaan on board to star. Four more notable and talented actors have joined the project.

Kill Your Darlings is described as a thriller, which follows a murder that takes place in 1944 and brings together poets Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Huston), and William Burroughs. Olsen is set to play the part of Edie Parker and DeHaan has been cast for the part of Lucien Carr.

IndieWire posted the news today that Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Ben Foster and Jennifer Jason Leigh have joined the cast of Kill Your Darlings. Foster is set to play Burroughs, while Hall will play “Burroughs' longtime friend who falls victim to the murder.” IndieWire doesn’t have any details on who Leigh and Sedgwick will be playing.

While Foster plays Burroughs in this film, Viggo Mortensen is set to portray Burroughs in Walter Salles’ upcoming film On The Road (not to be confused with the 2009 film The Road, which also starred Mortensen). It should be interesting to see how both actors take on the roles and how they compare with one another as far as each film’s take on the poet.

TV viewers may recognize Michael C. Hall for playing the title character in Showtime’s Dexter, or David from HBO’s Six Feet Under. Meanwhile, Kyra Sedgwick has more than two decades worth of credited roles in film and television. Among her most recent roles is a part in Man on a Ledge, not to mention her starring role in TNT’s The Closer.

And while many may associate Jennifer Jason Leigh for playing the role of Stacy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (or maybe that’s just me), she also has a lengthy list of film and television credits, including The Machinist and a part on Showtime’s Weeds. Needless to say, there are plenty of notable names to bring some added attention to the already intriguing Kill Your Darlings.

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