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Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Sam Riley go On The Road with this first poster and batch of pictures

Mar. 1, 2012by: Alejandro Stepenberg

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The novel ON THE ROAD is more or less the definition of the term "classic." Written by Jack Kerouac in 1957 and for the most part an autobiographical work, it deals with two men that both are the embodiment of the beat generation and bear the coolest damn names you'll ever hear: Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty.

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In the film version, Sal is portrayed by Sam Riley (CONTROL) and Dean by Garrett Hedlund (TRON: LEGACY) as the two men journey forth through America searching for the sort of something that is at the same time unnameable and yet utterly essential to their growth as human beings. Along for the ride is Kristen Stewart playing Moriarty's first wife Marylou, with talented folks like Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Elisabeth Moss, and Terrence Howard showing up for small moments here and there.

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Directed by Walter Salles (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES) and adapted by Jose Rivera (also THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES), ON THE ROAD is set for release sometime this year.

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Extra Tidbit: I know it may be hard to tell without a trailer but, for you fans of the book out there, how is this looking?
Source: HitFix

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3:07PM on 03/01/2012
This is a horrible idea. While the involvement of Viggo Mortensen and Salles would make me hopeful, the involvement of Stewart and Hedlund ruins it. Two more self-conscious actors I have never witnessed. She makes being awkward and unwatchable a point of pride, and he seems desperate to be the coolest guy you know in every part he plays. Add that to this melodramatic, if literary, material and it is a recipe for disaster.
This is a horrible idea. While the involvement of Viggo Mortensen and Salles would make me hopeful, the involvement of Stewart and Hedlund ruins it. Two more self-conscious actors I have never witnessed. She makes being awkward and unwatchable a point of pride, and he seems desperate to be the coolest guy you know in every part he plays. Add that to this melodramatic, if literary, material and it is a recipe for disaster.
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12:06PM on 03/01/2012
That first picture of Kstew pretty much sums up her akwardness
That first picture of Kstew pretty much sums up her akwardness
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12:06PM on 03/01/2012
This movie is going to make the bromance in all the Lethal Weapon movies combined look tame by comparison, pretty much like in all of Kerouac's books haha.

Other than that I am quite eager to see this, On The Road is a personal favorite of mine.
This movie is going to make the bromance in all the Lethal Weapon movies combined look tame by comparison, pretty much like in all of Kerouac's books haha.

Other than that I am quite eager to see this, On The Road is a personal favorite of mine.
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11:25AM on 03/01/2012
I'm going to trust Salles on this one. He's a talented filmmaker, the cast is quite good and I like the looks of these stills. I don't think any book is too sacred or difficult to make into a movie that is entertaining and interesting. On The Road is a fantastic read, one of my favorite books, but I am excited to see it finally on the big screen. It's not too sacred to be adapted. Kerouac himself tried many times to get a film version made, even writing a letter to Brando explaining how he
I'm going to trust Salles on this one. He's a talented filmmaker, the cast is quite good and I like the looks of these stills. I don't think any book is too sacred or difficult to make into a movie that is entertaining and interesting. On The Road is a fantastic read, one of my favorite books, but I am excited to see it finally on the big screen. It's not too sacred to be adapted. Kerouac himself tried many times to get a film version made, even writing a letter to Brando explaining how he understood that the many roadtrips in the book would have to be condensed into one for the movie and so forth.
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10:57AM on 03/01/2012
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10:36AM on 03/01/2012

Aggh

I would love to see this on the big, just as much as I do not want to see this. Some books burn an impression into your head and it stays there, like a memory. So, when it is acted out, it almost seems deceiving to your imagination. I know that sounds dramatic, but its true. Despite the cast, IF it stays 100% true to the book, then I say it could be really great, I hope it goes more in the independent route, than the Hollywood route. It could be a great cult addition.
I would love to see this on the big, just as much as I do not want to see this. Some books burn an impression into your head and it stays there, like a memory. So, when it is acted out, it almost seems deceiving to your imagination. I know that sounds dramatic, but its true. Despite the cast, IF it stays 100% true to the book, then I say it could be really great, I hope it goes more in the independent route, than the Hollywood route. It could be a great cult addition.
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