Killer Films' Christine Vachon has picked up the spec script Kill Your Darlings, a biopic thriller by John Krokidas and Austin Bunn, which Krokidas will also direct.

According to Variety, the film centers on a 1944 murder that brought together a young Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

"I fell in love with this when I read it," Vachon said. "It's a fantastic opportunity to explore the birth of the Beats through this little known and shocking crime."

Bunn, who co-wrote Vachon's book "A Killer Life," brought the idea to Krokidas.

No production date has been set.