“Kill Your Darlings,” the highly anticipated film starring Daniel Radcliffe of “Harry Potter” fame, will open the 2013 Hampton International Film Festival on October 10, the film festival announced this week.
Based on a pivotal year of Allen Ginsberg’s life, “Kill Your Darlings” is John Krokidas’s feature debut. Radcliffe plays Ginsberg and the film also stars Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Elizabeth Olsen, Ben Foster, and Jack Huston. Krokidas and DeHaan are expected to attend the screening.
Sunday’s Centerpiece film is “Nebraska,” by “Sideways” and “The Descendants” director Alexander Payne.
Character actor Bruce Dern plays a cantankerous father who drags his son, Will Forte of “Saturday Night Live,” across the heartland to claim a sweepstakes prize. It will be screened October 13.
Steve McQueen, the director of “Shame” and “Hunger,” tells the story of a free black man in the pre-Civil War era who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in “12 Years a Slave.” Chiwetel Ejiofor plays the protagonist and Brad Pitt portrays an abolitionist in this film based on a true story. It will be the festival’s closing film on October 14.