Walter Salles’ long gestating adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic On the Road finally has a trailer (via Facebook) and it looks very promising. The movie chronicles the life-changing odyssey of an aspiring New York writer (Sam Riley) and a wild, highly charismatic ex-con (Garrett Hedlund) as they travel across mid-century America.
While the supporting cast, which includes Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Terrence Howard and Amy Adams, is nothing short of stellar, one of the main concern with the film is whether Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart will be able to shoulder the load. So far so good, a few glimpses from a preview is hardly conclusive enough but Hedlund and Stewart appear as lively as we’ve ever seen them so far.
Overall, I’m looking forward to it. This looks like it could be the poetic and emotionally resonant story the novel is. On The Road will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and is still looking for a US distribution deal. Expect a fall release date.
Watch the trailer and poster below and let us know what you think!
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.