Skip Nav
Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones Cast Reveals Who They Want on the Iron Throne
The Vampire Diaries
Sink Your Teeth Into These Juicy Details About The Vampire Diaries' Final Season
Netflix Roundup
28 Exciting Movies You Can Catch on Netflix in August

A Tale of Two Ginsbergs: Franco and Eisenberg


Another Allen Ginsberg movie, you say? Why yes, in fact, in addition to the Ginsberg biopic Howl starring James Franco as the legendary poet (check out some new pics from the set here), now Jesse Eisenberg (of The Squid and the Whale and the upcoming Adventureland) will play Ginsberg in the feature film Kill Your Darlings.

In Howl, the focus is on the obscenity trial launched to censor Ginsberg's long poem "Howl." Kill Your Darlings is not solely about Ginsberg but will tell the story of "the murder that helped spawn the Beat Generation. . . . [Ben] Whishaw will play Lucien Carr, the Columbia U. undergrad who brought together Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac ([Chris] Evans), and William S. Burroughs."

I'll be curious to see how Eisenberg and Franco's portrayals of Ginsberg differ — or match up — in these simultaneous projects. After so much remake and "rebooting" movie news, I can't express how refreshing I find these projects about a real man who genuinely influenced American culture with his art. I say, bring on the Ginsbergs.

Source

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
jenintx jenintx 7 years
Wow. I'm kinda excited about this! I've just recently gotten into the Beat Generation. Am actually thinking about writing my thesis on something Beat related. I will say, hearing Chris Evans next to Jack Kerouac made me cringe a little at first, but then I Google Imaged them, and I can kind of see it. Kind of. Now let's just hope he won't blow it with the acting. Here's my basis for comparison: http://media.podhoster.com/thatradio/images/kerouac.jpghttp://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/Chris_Evans%20-%203.jpg
jenintx jenintx 7 years
Wow. I'm kinda excited about this! I've just recently gotten into the Beat Generation. Am actually thinking about writing my thesis on something Beat related. I will say, hearing Chris Evans next to Jack Kerouac made me cringe a little at first, but then I Google Imaged them, and I can kind of see it. Kind of. Now let's just hope he won't blow it with the acting. Here's my basis for comparison: http://media.podhoster.com/thatradio/images/kerouac.jpg http://www.thecinemasource.com/moviesdb/images/Chris_Evans%20-%203.jpg
emalove emalove 7 years
Um yeah...I'm with you on that one, EkaterinaBalle. Can't even imagine him in that role.
EkaterinaBallerina EkaterinaBallerina 7 years
I'm a huge fan of the Beats and I'm really excited for the Ginsberg biopic. The more encompassing Beat movie sounds great for one exception: Chris Evans as Kerouac? NO NO NO! I like Chris Evans but he is not Kerouac.
Jesse Eisenberg and Woody Allen Make a Good Team in Their New Film
Jesse Eisenberg Asks Comic Fans About Batman vs. Superman
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg on Woody Allen Movie Set
James Franco Says He's a Little Gay
James Franco Will Turn Zola, the Viral Stripper Story, Into a Movie
Kristen Stewart and Jesse Eisenberg Funny or Die Interview
Movie Stars Who Started Out on TV

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Entertainment
X