On the Road was picked up for US distribution by Sundance Selects and IFC Films. We now have a new teaser trailer for the film. I am still liking the look and feel of the film. It has already played at Cannes and it played at TIFF last night. On the Road is a film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Kerouac. Walter Salles directed and Jose Rivera wrote the screenplay. The film stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Elizabeth Moss, Danny Morgan, and Marie-Ginette Guay. December/January cannot get here fast enough.
“Jack Kerouac’s landmark novel, “On the Road”, beloved by millions around the world for over fifty years, has finally been adapted for the screen. Directed by acclaimed international filmmaker Walter Salles (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES, CENTRAL STATION) has brought together a world class cast and crew in a film that feels contemporary while remaining faithful to Kerouac’s iconic text.
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.”
On the Road opens in NY and LA on December 21st, 2012 and then goes wider in January 2013.
Source: Yahoo! Movies
by Sarah Ksiazek