ON THE ROAD to Hit Theaters This Fall

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.

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