Captain America and Harry Potter Will Kill Your Darlings

12 Dec

I can picture Captain America as Jack Kerouac.  On the Road pretty much defines the phrase “great American novel” so we might as well call Kerouac Captain America.  And there’s also the matter that Kerouac was a rugged athlete type.

I’m not sure what to make of Harry Potter as Allen Ginsberg, though.  I mean, I kind of get the similarity between the two in the sense that of the nerdy boy with the glasses and books.  And maybe there’s some sort of correlation between Harry Potter’s incantations and Allen Ginsberg’s manic howling.

It’s just that James Franco did such an amazing job as Allen Ginsberg in Howl.  He completely exceeded my expectations.  And Daniel Radcliffe just seems so … young.  But he does like The Hold Steady, who’ve been known to quote Kerouac.  Maybe he can pull it off.

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, Chris Evans was cast as Jack Kerouac and Daniel Radcliffe was cast as Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings.

3 Responses to “Captain America and Harry Potter Will Kill Your Darlings”

  1. Jeyna Grace December 12, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    I actually didnt know. Thats an interesting mix though.

    • Sarah April 17, 2012 at 11:47 am #

      Jack Huston is playing Kerouac, not Chris Evans.

      • Stephanie Nikolopoulos April 17, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

        Thanks for this update! The original lead roles went to Chris Evans, Jesse Eisenberg, and Ben Whishaw, who are no longer associated with the film. Now Jack Huston (“Boardwalk Empire”) will be playing Kerouac. Elizabeth Olsen has been added as Edie Parker (Kerouac’s first wife), Michael C. Hall will be playing David Kammerer, Ben Foster will be playing William S. Burroughs, David Cross will be playing Louis Ginsberg (Allen’s dad), Jennifer Jason Leigh will be playing Naomi Ginsberg (Allen’s mom), and Dane DeHaan will be playing Lucien Carr. It’s still currently filming and slated to be out in 2013.

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