Saturday, January 14, 2012

Olsen Twins' younger sister to star in Kill Your Darlings

And you thought you had misgivings about the casting for On The Road? Now we have not only Harry Potter as Allen Ginsberg but also Elizabeth Olsen (famous as the Olsen Twins' younger sister) as Edie Parker in the upcoming Kill You Darlings, based on the famous Lucien Carr/David Kammerer beat generation murder saga that Jack memorialized with William S. Burroughs in And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks. Neither actor is quite what I had in mind, but I will try to stay open about it.

On the plus side, it appears that Jack Huston ("Richard" on Boardwalk Empire) may play Jack Kerouac. Huston is an excellent actor, and I can see him playing Jack (except that he's 8 years older than Jack was at the time, 30 versus 22).

Read more about the film here and about the Carr/Kammerer incident here.

1 comment:

Crystal said...

I'd love to see Huston playing Kerouac. I love him in Boardwalk Empire and it would be interesting to see him with a whole face.