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Radcliffe gets new glasses to play Ginsberg for Kill Your Darlings

Joining the likes of James Franco, David Cross, Ron Livingston and John Turturro, who've all previously grown their hair into shaggy curls and put on thick, tortoise-shell glasses to portray Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Daniel Radcliffe has ditched the Potter specs and looks positively transformed in images from the upcoming drama Kill Your Darlings.

Radcliffe stepped in for Jesse Eisenberg in November and stars as Ginsberg alongside Chronicle stand-out Dane DeHaan as Lucien Carr, the brilliant but self-destructive Beat member who would eventually kill David Kammerer, an older man who was infatuated with Carr. The murder would eventually draw together and pull apart some of the founding members of the Beat Generation when Carr sought the help of his fellow poets and writers.

Elizabeth Olsen plays Edie Parker, Jack Kerouac's first wife, while the On the Road author himself is portrayed by Jack Huston and Ben Foster takes on the role of subversive author William Burroughs.

The based-on-true-event movie is directed by John Krokidas - his feature film debut - and co-written by Austin Bunn.

Kill Your Darlings is set to hit theatres in 2013 while Kristen Stewart's Beat-themed On the Road will get to you this year.

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