I spent Wednesday night chatting with Daniel Radcliffe and Michael C. Hall about their latest film, Kill Your Darlings. The true-to-life movie tells the story of a murder in 1944 which brings together the great poets of the 20th century-Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
And guess who plays the murder victim, David Kammerer? Dexter himself! Quite a change for the small screen serial killer. But while he was in Bangladesh when the series finale aired, Hall was pleased with the way that his hit show ended. Meanwhile, Radcliffe revealed to me why he took on the role of Allen Ginsberg in KYD, and Dane DeHaan let me in on what it was like to portray murderer, Lucien Carr.
And then we headed to the after-party at Caulfield’s where guests enjoyed Voli Light Vodka cocktails, Fleury wines and Blue Moon beers while chatting about this dynamic film. Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters mentioned to me that he was always a fan of William Burroughs, and that he was proud of his bestie, writer/producer/director John Krokidas after the past ten years of trying to get this thriller made. Radcliffe socialized with the cast for most of the night, and Hall had an early dinner at the restaurant with a few friends before the party-goers arrived.
Sony Pictures Classics will release Kill Your Darlings on October 16th in New York and Los Angeles.