Jesse Eisenberg has signed on for the role of poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, an ensemble feature about the murder that set forth the Beat Generation.

According to Variety, Chris Evans and Ben Whishaw are also set to star in the film, which will be directed by John Krokidas, who penned the script with his onetime Yale roommate Austin Bunn.

Whishaw will play Lucien Carr, the Columbia U. undergrad who brought together Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac (Evans) and William S. Burroughs.

No production date has been set.