19/03/2012 14:00 GMT | Updated 07/04/2012 15:20 BST

'Kill Your Darlings': Daniel Radcliffe Back In Specs For Allen Ginsberg Biopic (PHOTOS)

Daniel Radcliffe has been snapped on the set of his latest film Kill Your Darlings in New York wearing glasses similar to those he donned for more than a decade as child wizard Harry Potter.

However, his new role is remarkably different to the one he is most famous for - Radcliffe is playing gay poet Allen Ginsberg, one of the leading figures of the Beat Generation in the 1950s.

In the photos below he's captured filming scenes with actor Dane DeHaan, who plays fellow Beat Generation member Lucien Carr.

Radcliffe will also star alongside rising stars Elizabeth Olsen and Jack Huston in the film.

It's hoped the biopic will add further credibility to Radcliffe's post-Potter career, a career which has already seen him star in horror film The Woman in Black.

Kill Your Darlings is a thriller based on actual events, and centred around the relationship between Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lucien Carr.

Carr is credited for connecting writers Ginsberg, Kerouac and William S Burroughs but is best known for being found guilty of the murder of David Kammerer in 1944.

Radcliffe is following in the footsteps of American actor James Franco who recently played Ginsberg in biopic Howl, released last year, proving that the Beat Generation remains one of the most fascinating movements in modern and post-modern art.