Daniel Radcliffe is continuing his quest to leave the boy-wizard behind by looking extremely un-Harry-like on the set of Kill Your Darlings.
TFR reported some time ago that Daniel had been cast as beat generation poet, Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings. Now we have a batch of on-set images of him in full costume.
We must say, Dan is looking rather convincing in Ginsberg’s trademark attire: suit, sweater and scarf. Even the specs don’t give us Harry Potter flashbacks , being much larger and squarer than the round ones that he’s worn for the last decade or so. What’s more, he’s changed his eye colour to match Ginsberg’s own (brown), especially for the role.
We have also been given a glimpse of Dane DeHaan, who is starring alongside him. The Chronicle star plays Lucien Carr, a key figure in the beat movement.
Directed by John Krokidas, Kill Your Darlings will follow Ginsberg and his relationship with his friends and fellow beat generation writers, Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster), after David Kammerer (who was reportedly infatuated with Carr) was unexpectedly murdered. The film will chart their relationships and how they are tested in the aftermath.
Kill Your Darlings also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kyra Sedgwick and recent breakout star, Elizabeth Olsen. The official release date is yet to be set, but the film is expected to reach cinemas some time during 2013.
Radcliffe certainly looks the part, but how will his portrayal be received? Click on the images below to see the full-sized picture, and let us know what you think!