Walter Salles’s film of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation classic On The Road is set to premiere at the upcoming Cannes film festival. Distribution rights have just been picked up, with plans to release it in the fall, which means it will be eligible for 2013 Oscar nominations.
The film includes so many marquee names that it will be difficult to fit them all on a single marquee, but the name dominating the headlines is Twilight‘s Kristen Stewart, who plays Mary Lou, Dean Moriarity’s 16-year-old bride. In addition to starring in the Twilight franchise, Stewart has starred in indie movies and was particularly powerful playing Joan Jett in The Runaways.
On The Road also stars
Garrett Hedlund … Dean Moriarty
Sam Riley — Sal Paradise
Kirsten Dunst … Camille
Amy Adams … Jane
Tom Sturridge … Carlo Marx
Danny Morgan … Ed Dunk
Alice Braga … Terry
Elisabeth Moss … Galatea Dunkel
Viggo Mortensen … Old Bull Lee
For information on various editions of the book, see our earlier post.