Promo Poster for ON THE ROAD

     May 17, 2011


It has taken decades to get Jack Kerouac’s On the Road on the big screens, but producer Francis Ford Coppola and director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) have finally done it. Filming took place last year and the movie will likely make the festival rounds this fall. However, you need to get past a cast that’s a mixture of “great” and “sometimes good”. In the “great” category, you have Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard, and Sam Riley. And then as lead characters Dean Moriarty, Marylou, and Camille, you have Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Kirsten Dunst, respectively. It’s a diverse cast and I’m hoping that they all deliver, but expectations tend to build when you’re adapting a modern literary classic.

Hit the jump to check out the promo poster (which features none of the cast or even drops their names) for On the Road.

Poster via OnTheRoadFilm [via The Playlist]


Here’s the official synopsis On the Road:

After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friends burn their bridges and hit the road : thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves.

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  • David

    Kirsten Dunst plays Camille, even though it would be interesting if Kristen Stewart played both Marylou AND Camille. :-)

  • ann

    Kristen Stewart and Kristen Stewart? LOL Ridiculous. And who are you to call people ‘sometimes good’? Another critic wannabe? [laugh]

  • stupid

    “some times good” my ass! kristen should be the ONLY one in that category!!!

  • vivian

    I tbink you’ve never seen Country Strong in which Garrett Hedlund got rave reviews. And you call yourself a ‘critic’ LOL Well well, study more before talking BS…

  • Zoe

    Well Robert Duvall said the highest compliment an actor can get is that they are good.

    Great is a load of wannabe critic bs. Go through all of those great actors CVs and there’s a whole lot of crap. Sounds like you just wanted to hate on the newbies.

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