Elizabeth Olsen to play Jack Kerouac’s lover in new film

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Elizabeth Olsen will star alongside Daniel Radcliffe in the Killer Films thriller "Kill Your Darlings," TheWrap has confirmed. She will play the girlfriend of Jack Kerouac.

Dane DeHaan ("Chronicle") and Jack Huston ("The Twilight Saga: Eclipse") have also joined the cast of the film, directed and written by John Krokidas. He is a director of short films ("Slo-Mo," "Heroines"); this is first feature film.

"Kill Your Darlings" is based on the true story of the murder of David Kammerer that united Allen Ginsberg (Radcliffe), Kerouac and William Burroughs at Columbia University in 1944. Kammerer had been stalking Kerouac's friend, Lucien Carr (DeHaan), who became Ginsberg's love interest.

Olsen plays Edie Parker, a wealthy art student who was Kerouac's girlfriend and, eventually, his wife.

Principle photography for the movie starts March 12 in New York.

Killer Films' Christine Vachon is producing with Michael Benaroya of Benaroya Pictures and Rose Ganguzza of Rose Pictures. Killer's Pam Koffer is serving as executive producer.

The movie is due to hit theaters in 2013.

Olsen, the younger sister of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, made her big-screen debut in 2011 with leading roles in "Martha Marcy May Marlene" and "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding." She also stars in "Silent House," which hits theaters March 9.

(Editing by Chris Michaud)


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