Daniel Radcliffe is really trying. You can tell. You can feel it. He’s really attempting to stretch and show that he’s a skilled actor. He’s also desperately attempting to show that he’s more than Harry Potter. And good for him. He should. Potter is great and all, but no one wants to see Daniel Radcliffe get Luke Skywalkered.
Radcliffe’s most recent offering is a period piece based on the lives on William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
The official synopsis is:
In this dynamic portrait of the early days of the Beat Generation, a young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) become embroiled in the notorious 1944 murder of Burroughs’ childhood friend David Kammerer by the object of his affection, the Rimbaudian Beat muse Lucien Carr.
Both Ben Foster and Daniel Radcliffe look spot on. I’m not so sold about Dane Dehaan. He looks too modern. The guy’s face just looks like he lives in 2013. He doesn’t really appear as though he could exist in another time. We’ll see how his performance goes. He’s a gifted actor, so I’m sure it’ll be fine.