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Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kyra Sedgwick Board ‘Kill Your Darlings’; Evan Parke Joins ‘Django Unchained’

Written by on February 11, 2012 

There’s a whole flurry of casting and distribution news hitting us from Berlinale, but this is one of the few I’d deem wholly interesting. According to Deadline, Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Kyra Sedgwick will co-star in Kill Your Darlings, a beat scene period piece from director John Krokidas and co-writer Austin Bunn that focuses on the inter-relationships between Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe), Jack Kerouac (Jack Houston), and David Carr (Dane DeHaan). Elizabeth Olsen is also signed to play Edie Parker, Kerouac’s then-girlfriend, and Ben Foster is now on board to portray William S. Burroughs.

Lying at the heart of this story is a true-life thriller, in which Carr murdered his friend, David Kammerer, who he claims made unsolicited sexual advances toward him. Although Deadline hasn’t heard who’s playing who among this recent crop of additions, I find it pretty difficult to believe that Hall won’t be making said unsolicited sexual advances; not that I approve of typecasting or anything, but the guy’s got the whole “creepy” vibe down pat. Just look at that picture up above.

With Killer Films producing, Kill Your Darlings will begin shooting on March 19th.

Deadline also reports on a minor casting update for one of our three most anticipated films of 2012, Django Unchained, with the news that Evan Parke (King Kong, The Cider House Rules) can now be counted among Quentin Tarantino‘s massive, eclectic cast. Who’s he playing? Well, they nor I haven’t a clue; off the top of my head I presume he’ll play one of the slaves on Calvin Candie’s ranch. All will be revealed in good time.

Starring Jamie Foxx, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Sacha Baron Cohen, Django Unchained will open on December 25th.

How’s the Kill Your Darlings cast looking? Will Peters add anything substantial to Django Unchained?

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