Daniel Radcliffe, famous for his portrayal of wizard Harry Potter, will be taking on another literary icon next year--only this time, its a real person: beat poet and counterculture hero Allen Ginsberg.

He'll be portraying the poet in the upcoming movie Kill Your Darlings. The part was originally rumored to be going to The Social Network start Jesse Eisenberg. Chris Evans, who recently played Captain America, was also originally said to be appearing in the movie as writer Jack Kerouac. It's not known if he is still slated for the role, according to the UK Press Association.

Radcliffe is currently starring on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. He will be succeeded in January by Glee crooner Darren Criss.

The English actor is keeping busy in other ways too. He recently told MTV News that he's working on writing an arthouse film that no one wants to see.

I am trying to write a script which is fun and frustrating and terrible at the moment but hopefully will be good at some point, Radcliffe said.

He also has another film coming out soon, a horror movie called The Woman in Black.