Daniel Radcliffe to play Allen Ginsberg

Daniel Radcliffe will portray poet Allen Ginsberg in the indie thriller “Kill Your Darlings.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, John Krokidas is writing and directing.

The cast also includes Elizabeth Olsen, Dane DeHaan, and Jack Huston.

The film, set in 1944, will center on a murder that unites the great Beat Generation poets Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Burroughs.

Radcliffe is coming off his final portrayal of Harry Potter in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ and his run on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.”

He next stars in “The Woman In Black,” which opens February 3.
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