News__ Kerouac’s On the Road

April 03, 2012 | By

On the Road with Bella Swan? Hmm...

Jack Kerouac’s insanely famous On the Road is the latest classic novel to become a movie. The story follows Kerouac and Neal Cassady (under fake names) across the States in the late 1940s to early 1950s. Set in an era hugely inspired by jazz, poetry and drugs, Kerouac’s novel documents the lives of young “beats” looking for the meaning of life.

Directed by Walter Salles, the film now stars Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart, but has actually been in the works since the early '80s when producer Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights to the book. In preparation for this film, Salles retraced Kerouac and Cassady’s road trip across America.  Featuring cameos by Steve Buscemi, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and others, we can only hope this film will capture the book’s true essence. Love it or hate it, this film is set to be released some time in May.

See some of Walter Salle’s interpretation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road below.

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