The thriller thriller tells the story of how a murder at Columbia University in 1944 brought together the young writers who would spark the Beat Revolution.
Elizabeth Olsen is set to play Edie Parker, the wealthy art-student girlfriend of Jack Kerouac. Jack Huston will play Jack Kerouac with Daniel Radcliffe playing Allen Ginsberg. Dane DeHaan plays Lucien Carr, a classmate of Ginsberg's for whom he develops feelings.
Christine Vachon, Michael Benaroya, and Rose Ganguzza are producing with John Krokidas directing and writing the script.