Daniel Radcliffe‘s days wearing Harry Potter’s world-famous round specs may be over, but in one of his first post-Hogwarts roles, he’s donning another iconic pair. Specifically, Radcliffe’s put on Beat poet Allen Ginsberg‘s tortoiseshell glasses for John KrokidasKill Your Darlings, a fact-based drama about the early days of the Beat Generation. With filming now underway, the first photos of Radcliffe and co-star Dane DeHaan in costume have hit the web. Hit the jump to get a glimpse.

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Thanks to her performances in Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House, Elizabeth Olsen became one of the brightest young stars of 2011, and now she’s landed a part opposite Daniel Radcliffe in Kill Your Darlings, a film that explores the very early days of Beat Generation writers Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg. Dane DeHaan and Jack Huston are signing on, too, to the film that is based on the true story of a Columbia University murder in 1944. Read More »

If I presented to you the following list, what would you pick as the common thread? Think about: Hank Azaria, David Cross, John Turturro, Ron Livingston and James Franco. They’re all actors who have played beat poet Allen Ginsberg, author of Howl, in various projects over the years. And now Daniel Radcliffe may be the latest addition to the list. He’s reportedly the choice to play Ginsberg in a film called Kill Your Darlings, an indie which has been in development for a couple years. Read More »

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