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Elizabeth Olsen Signs On To 'Kill Your Darlings' Opposite Daniel Radcliffe

Elizabeth Olsen

First Posted: 01/13/12 10:34 AM ET Updated: 01/13/12 10:34 AM ET

The days of being "the Olsen twins' little sister" are long gone; Elizabeth Olsen is carving out quite a resume for herself.

The "Martha Marcy May Marlene" star has reportedly signed on to John Krokidas' "Kill Your Darlings" alongside Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Huston, and Dane Dehaan. The film, based on the 1944 murder at Columbia University, brought writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac together and helped inspire the beat generation.

Radcliffe will be playing Ginsberg, while Huston will play "On The Road" writer Jack Kerouac. Olsen is set to play wealthy art student Edie Parker and Kerouac's girlfriend; Dehaan has nabbed the role Lucien Carr, Allen Ginsberg's lover. Another film featuring the famous Beat crew, the upcoming big screen adaptation of Kerouac's "On The Road," stars Sam Riley as Kerouac.

2011 was a banner year for Olsen with the critical success of "Martha Marcy May Marlene," and she's coming back for more at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The actress is starring in "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding" alongside Jeffery Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford, and Catherine Keener; and plays the romantic lead in Josh Radnor's "Liberal Arts."

Production for "Kill Your Darlings" begins in March. For more on Olsen, click over to Showblitz.

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