How much of an impact crater has premium cable made on the movies?
John Krokidas is director of nourish Kill Your Darlings – about a real-life ’40s murder and same-sex menage a trois that connected then college-age “Beat” darlings Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. He had his revelation while looking at the movie poster.
“As I look at it, I realize that HBO is responsible for 80 per cent of my cast,” Krokidas told us in a TIFF interview. Bona fide movie star Daniel Radcliffe is the lead as Ginsberg. “But Jack Huston (Kerouac)? Boardwalk Empire. Ben Foster (Burroughs)? Six Feet Under. Michael C. Hall? Six Feet Under. (And, we must add, Dexter). Dane Dehaan? True Blood. Who knew?”
“Being a television nerd finally paid off, I guess. It gives me an advantage when it comes to casting actors.”