The provocative, untold true story of a murder involving three great poets – Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S. Boroughs – unfolds when Sony Pictures Classics’ KILL YOUR DARLINGS becomes available March 18 on Bluray™* Combo Pack and Digital from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Directed by John Krokidas in his feature film debut, KILL YOUR DARLINGS premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival as Grand Jury Prize nominee. The film was also the official selection of the Toronto and Venice Film Festivals, taking home the Venice Days International Award. A true story of friendship, love and murder, KILL YOUR DARLINGS recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg’s life forever and provided the spark to start his creative revolution.
Starring Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter film franchise) as Ginsberg, the thriller features an ensemble cast, including some of today’s hottest up-and-coming talent, such as Dane DeHaan (upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man 2), Ben Foster (upcoming Lone Survivor), Michael C. Hall (TV’s “Dexter”), Jack Huston (TV’s “Boardwalk Empire”), Jennifer Jason Leigh (Spectacular Now) and Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene).
Exclusively available on the KILL YOUR DARLINGS Blu-ray Combo Pack is a special “On The Red Carpet” featurette, showcasing the film’s talent at the Toronto Film Festival. The Blu-ray Combo Pack also includes never-before-seen deleted scenes and the featurette “In Coversation with Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan.” Fans can learn even more about the film with a Q&A session with Director/Co-Writer Krokidas and Co-Writer Austin Bunn, as well as a commentary featuring Radcliffe, DeHaan, Krokidas and Bunn.
When Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), is accepted at Columbia, he finds stuffy tradition clashing with daringly modern ideas and attitudes—embodied by Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan). Lucien is an object of fascination for shy, unsophisticated Allen, and soon he is drawn into Lucien’s hard-drinking, jazz-clubbing circle of friends, including William Burroughs (Ben Foster), the dissolute scion of a wealthy family, and David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall), an older hanger-on who clearly resents Allen’s position as Lucien’s new sidekick. A true story of friendship, love and murder, Kill Your Darlings recounts the pivotal year that changed Allen Ginsberg’s life forever and provided the spark for him to start his creative revolution.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Features:
- “On the Red Carpet at the Toronto Film Festival”
- Commentary with Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, John Krokidas and Austin Bunn
- “In Conversation with Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan”
- Q&A with Director/Co-Writer John Krokidas and Co-Writer Austin Bunn
- Deleted Scenes
KILL YOUR DARLINGS has a runtime of approximately 103 minutes and is rated R for sexual content, language, drug use and brief violence.