On the Road has started production in Montreal and the final cast list has finally been released. On the Road is a movie based on the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. It is right now scheduled for a 2011 release date, but no specific date has been given. The cast has turned out to quite good: Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Elizabeth Moss, Alice Braga, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, and Terrence Howard.
Based on that cast list, I will be eagerly awaiting a trailer and maybe I will have to read the book. I added a picture of Kristen Stewart on the set.
Here is the press release:
“WALTER SALLES’ ON THE ROAD STARTS PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY
MK2 presents ON THE ROAD, a film by Walter Salles, adapted from Jack Kerouac’s legendary novel by José Rivera.
The shooting started on Wednesday, August 4 and will continue until the end of the year in New Orleans, Mexico, Canada and San Francisco.
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friends burn their bridges and hit the road : thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves.
Executive producers are Nathanael Karmitz and Charles Gillibert.
The film is co-produced by American Zoetrope, VideoFilmes, Film4 and France 2.
MK2 is in charge of international sales.
SAM RILEY, GARRETT HEDLUND, KRISTEN STEWART, KIRSTEN DUNST, VIGGO MORTENSEN, AMY ADAMS, STEVE BUSCEMI, ELISABETH MOSS, ALICE BRAGA, TOM STURRIDGE, DANNY MORGAN, TERRENCE HOWARD …
Director of photography … ERIC GAUTIER A.F.C
Production Designer ……… CARLOS CONTI
Costume Designer ………… DANNY GLICKER
Composer …………….. GUSTAVO SANTAOLALLA”