'On the Road' Debuts a Poster, Images From Kerouac Adaptation Co-Starring Kristen Stewart (Photos)
Fresh art for the legendary novel's big screen turn revealed.
On the Road has taken another step on the web.
The official Facebook page for the Walter Salles-directed of adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal beat generation novel has debuted a poster and several new images from the film. Deeply textured and rugged, the pictures depict various adventures and troubles faced in the cross-country trips that the 1957 book detailed.
Sam Riley (Control) stars as Kerouac's alter-ego Sal Paradise, while Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) features as Dean Moriarty, the stand-in for Kerouac's muse and zany best friend Neal Cassady. Kirsten Dunst plays Paradise's girlfriend, Camille, while Kristen Stewart takes on the role of Cassady's sometimes erstwhile wife, Marylou.
The film's supporting cast features a number of standouts, including Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Terence Howard and Elisabeth Moss. The picture was shot in the fall and winter of 2010, and is rumored to be premiering at Cannes this year.
It's not the only beat generation film to be headed for theaters, either. Daniel Radcliffe recently signed on to play poet Allen Ginsberg in Kill Your Darlings, which will focus on some of the main players' early days together at Columbia University. Jack Huston will play Kerouac in that film, while Elizabeth Olsen will take on the role of Edie Parker, Ben Foster will depict William Burroughs and Michael C. Hall is slated to star as David Kammerer.