First Trailer for Jack Kerouac Adaptation ON THE ROAD Starring Kristen Stewart, Garret Hedlund, Sam Riley and More

     March 9, 2012


Although Jack Kerouac’s novel On the Road was published more than fifty years ago, there has never been a film adaptation of it. All that changed when producer Francis Ford Coppola and The Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles signed on, adding Garret Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) as the starring role of Dean Moriarty. Now we have a look at the first trailer from the film, which is set to open in France this May with a possible domestic distribution pick up if and when the film premiers at Cannes (May 16th – May 27th). The Beat generation road trip film also stars Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss. Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Salles’ adaptation of On the Road has been a long time coming and we have a good collection of images, posters and interviews from the cast. You can get caught up on all of our previous coverage here. Check out the trailer below, after the official synopsis for Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road:

After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.


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  • Sara

    lOOKS good, looks very good.

  • Ally

    Can anyone tell me if Steve Buscemi is in this or not?

    • Helen

      He is in this. It’s a very small role, though.

    • just

      isn’t he the narrator? old sal?

  • dano

    Looks better than I thought

  • megans

    looks boring

  • tom

    Wow! Looks amazing!

  • Emily

    This looks really good. I’m impressed.

  • Bryce Forestieri

    liking the look of the film, the supporting cast is top-notch, but still have doubts about the three leads

  • jojo

    can’t stand hedlund huge negative, but the supporting casts sounds amazing.

  • Tim

    The cinematography looks beautiful, but the book is down right dull. I really hope the movie is better (it doesn’t look like it is).

  • Ron

    love how Collider puts Stewart’s name up first to suck up to twihards even though she doesnt even say a word in the trailer.

    • laurie

      Ron, she is one of the leads and her name appears in the trailer along with Sam and Garrett (the supporting cast only gets mentioned in the credits). It’s not something Collider did to get attention. The role of Marylou is bigger in the film than it was in the book.

      • Ron

        I’m not saying she doesnt have a big part, but listing her first before the 2 actual leads in Riley and Hedlund is stupid. If you can give me another reason for why they did that besides the fame she’s gotten for twilight than i’m all ears. Unless they totally misread the trailer somehow and have no knowledge of the book but i doubt it.

  • Ti Jean

    Potential indeed. Where is the insatiable search for the metaphysical “IT”. The enigmatic Carlo Marx (Ginsberg)? Or more importantly, the tapestry of the American concrete so beautifully elucidated by Kerouac. Hopefully this and more is captured in the film–Kerouac deserves that much at least.

  • Tietat

    I like Walter Salles and there are few actors that I really appreciate : Viggo, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, but I found the book very boring and pretentious and there are also Garret Endive Hedlund and this unbearable Kristen Stewart, those two are a good reason to me to not go to see this.

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