The first trailer for Walter Salles’ On the Road
has hit the Internet. Adapted from Jack Kerouac’s iconic Beat Generation book, the film stars Garrett Hedlund
as Dean Moriarty, Sam Riley
as Sal Paradise and Kristen Stewart
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley, playing Kerouac’s alter-ego), an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund, playing the fictionalized Neal Cassady), 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.
Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen and Tom Sturridge are also featured in the highly anticipated film.
On the Road does not have a US release date yet, but could likely bow at Cannes