Missy Schwartz
March 17, 2009 AT 06:50 PM EDT

Jesse Eisenberg, Chris Evans, and Ben Whishaw have been cast in Kill Your Darlings, a biopic about the murder that led to the birth of the Beat Generation. Eisenberg, star of next month’s Adventureland, plays poet Allen Ginsberg, while Evans (Fantastic Four) takes on the role of writer Jack Kerouac, and Whishaw (Brideshead Revisited) appears as Lucien Carr, the man credited with bringing together Ginsberg, Kerouac and William Burroughs. Newcomer John Krokidas is directing. Killer Films’ Christine Vachon (Boys Don’t Cry) is producing. 

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