New Images from ON THE ROAD Starring Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Viggo Mortensen

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The first feature film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel On the Road is finally slated for release this year, and now a new batch of images from the film has gone online.  The studio has been releasing some nifty character posters over the past few weeks, but this group of images gives us a better idea of what to expect from the adaptation.  I was quite a fan of the film’s trailer, and director Walter Salles’ (The Motorcycle Diaries) involvement is encouraging, so hopefully we’re in for a faithful iteration of Kerouac’s story that celebrates the spirit of the book.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  The film stars Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Tom Sturridge, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Elizabeth Moss, Alice Braga, and Danny MorganOn the Road is currently without a U.S. release date, but its slated to screen at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival in May.

Three New Character Posters for ON THE ROAD Featuring Amy Adams, Elizabeth Moss, and Alice Braga

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Following character posters for Viggo Mortensen and Tom Sturridge, three more posters from the upcoming adaptation of On the Road have been released. We get a look at Amy Adams, Elizabeth Moss, and Alice Braga in the long-awaited feature film version of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel. I was quite impressed by the first trailer for the film, and I’m encouraged by The Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles behind the camera. I think this character poster idea is quite nifty, and these three make a nice addition to the set.

Hit the jump to check Peggy Olsen getting her Kerouac on. The film also stars Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Kirsten Dunst, and Danny Morgan.

New Posters for ON THE ROAD, THE ICEMAN and UPSIDE DOWN

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We’ve got a few new posters to share with you today:

  • On the Road—another character poster for the Jack Kerouac adaptation, this time featuring Tom Sturridge.
  • The Iceman—a new poster for the true crime thriller starring Michael Shannon as a vicious professional hitman.
  • Upside Down—an international poster for the whimsical, dual world love story starring Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst.

Hit the jump to check them out.

Poster Roundup: ON THE ROAD Featuring Viggo Mortensen, KILLER JOE with Matthew McConaughey, and THE PERFECT FAMILY

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We’ve got a few new posters to share with you today. Briefly:

  • On the RoadKristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Viggo Mortensen star in the first feature film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel. The film premieres at the Cannes Film Festival, and you can watch the trailer here.
  • Killer JoeMatthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple star in this NC-17-rated story of a brother and sister who hire a contract killer to murder their mother in order to get her insurance policy. The film is currently awaiting a release date. Read Matt’s review here.
  • The Perfect FamilyKathleen Turner stars as a suburban mother and devout Catholic running for the Catholic Woman of the Year title. Jason Ritter and Emily Deschanel also star. The film opens on May 4th.

Hit the jump to check out the posters.

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

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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.

New Poster and Images for Walter Salles’ Adaptation of ON THE ROAD

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It’s been 55 years since Jack Kerouac‘s beat novel On the Road was published, and in that time there’s never been a movie.  Francis Ford Coppola optioned the rights back in the 1970s, but production didn’t start moving ahead until April 2010 when Walter Salles (The Motorocycle Diaries) was attached to direct and Garrett Hedlund was cast in the lead role of Dean Moriarty.  The movie then lined-up an impress cast featuring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss.  The movie is now finally set for release in France this May, and new images and the first poster have gone online.  The release in May strongly hints towards a premiere at Cannes (which runs from May 16 – 27th) where the movie will likely pick up U.S. distribution.

Hit the jump to check out the poster and images.  I’ve never read the book (it’s on my spring reading list), but I’m curious to know what fans think of what they’ve seen of the film so far.

Sam Riley Talks BRIGHTON ROCK and ON THE ROAD

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Brighton Rock, the debut feature from screenwriter Rowan Joffe, tells the story of Pinkie Brown (Sam Riley), an ambitious young gangster who will stop at nothing to make a name for himself in Britain’s sinister world of organized crime. When Rose (Andrea Riseborough), a naive local waitress, stumbles upon evidence that links Pinkie to a revenge killing, Pinkie uses his cunning and charm to seduce Rose, in an attempt to keep his alibi, but becomes truly intrigued by her.

Set in the picturesque seaside resort of Brighton, England, the film updates Graham Greene’s iconic 1939 novel to 1964, at the height of the Mods and Rockers riots, and gives it a new feel and flare, while remaining true to the story itself. During a recent interview to promote the film’s limited release on August 26th, actor Sam Riley talked about what attracts him to dark characters, how he feels the change in setting to the ‘60s allowed them to explore ideas that the original wasn’t able to, how happy he was to get to wear such great suits, and how working with such a great cast led to him having one of the most pleasurable working experiences he’s ever had. He also talked about the experience of making On The Road (co-starring Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst), getting himself in shape for the role and working with a dialect coach every day. Check out what he had to say after the jump:

Early 2011 Venice Film Festival Announcements include Roman Polanski’s CARNAGE and David Cronenberg’s A DANGEROUS METHOD

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The Cannes Film Festival is only halfway finished but we’re already looking ahead to another major European film fest: Venice.  Early selections have been announced for the 68th Venice Film Festival and there are already some fantastic additions.  Roman Polanski’s Carnage and David Cronenberg’s A Dangerous Method will both be making their world premieres at the festival along with Steve McQueen’s Shame, Todd Solondz’ Dark Horse, Cameron Crowe’s Pearl Jam documentary PJ20, and more.  Variety also reports that films submitted but not yet approved for the festival include Madonna’s W.E., Walter Salles’ On the Road, and Luc Besson’s The Lady.  Then there’s the film that are being tipped to premiere at Venice: Tomas Alfredson’s adaptation of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, Steven Sodebergh’s Contagion and Haywire, and a toss-up between Steven Spielberg’s War Horse and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn.

So if you’re already seething with jealousy that you’re not attending Cannes this year, hold on to that jealousy because it looks like you’re going to need it when Venice rolls around.  The 68th Venice Film Festival runs from August 31st to September 10th.

Promo Poster for ON THE ROAD

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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.

Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge Interview WAITING FOR FOREVER

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Waiting for Forever tells the story of Will Donner (Tom Sturridge), a charismatic and carefree young man who has chosen not to follow the more traditional path of a career, in favor of the pursuit of the love he has for his childhood best friend, Emma Twist (Rachel Bilson). Will and Emma have not seen each other since they were kids, but that has not lessened his feelings for her, in any way. His quest to reconnect with her has taken him on a journey from city to city, where he always attempts to engage in conversation with her, but becomes paralyzed at the thought. Once the two finally do reunite, what initially seems a bit obsessive soon leads them both down a path of self-realization.

During the film’s press day, co-stars Rachel Bilson and Tom Sturridge talked about this unique love story, relating to their characters, learning to juggle, and the importance of childhood friends who help get you through the tough times. They also talked about their upcoming roles – Tom is in On the Road, opposite Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley, and Rachel just finished the comedy BFF & Baby, opposite Kate Bosworth and Krysten Ritter. Check out what they had to say after the jump:

New Images of Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund in Walter Salles’ ON THE ROAD

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The first set photos from the big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel On the Road were published last November, and new images from the Walter Salles directed movie have finally been released.  The images show Salles’ choice of muted colors to depict the Sixties aesthetics and the smoky, hazy Beatnik ambience in which On the Road‘s heroes, Sal and Dean, evolve. Actors Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund look über-cool enough to play the lead roles of the Beat Generation’s most famous protagonists.  Hit the jump for the synopsis and images:

Alice Braga Exclusive Interview THE RITE; Plus an ON THE ROAD Update

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Opening next weekend is director Mikael Hafstroem’s (1408) supernatural thriller The Rite and it stars Anthony Hopkins, Colin O’Donoghue, Alice Braga, Ciaran Hinds, and Toby Jones.  “Inspired by true events, The Rite follows skeptical seminary student Michael Kovak (O’Donoghue), who reluctantly attends exorcism school at the Vatican. While in Rome, he meets an unorthodox priest, Father Lucas (Hopkins), who introduces him to the darker side of his faith.”  For more on the film, watch some clips here.

Anyway, I recently got to sit down with Alice Braga and we talked about how she got involved in the film, what it was like to work with Anthony Hopkins, filming in Rome and Budapest, what she recommends if you visit Brazil, and she also told me about how she got involved in Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road, who she plays, and what it was like to make the film.  Hit the jump to read or listen to what she said:

Garrett Hedlund Exclusive Interview TRON: LEGACY; Plus Updates on COUNTRY STRONG and ON THE ROAD

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After nearly three years of promotion, which started at San Diego Comic-Con in 2008, the highly anticipated Tron: Legacy is finally hitting theaters on December 17th. A high-tech adventure set in a digital world that is unlike anything ever captured or seen on the big screen, the film is a father-son story at its heart. Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund) is a rebellious 27-year-old who is haunted by the mysterious disappearance of his father, Kevin (Jeff Bridges). The world’s leading tech visionary, Kevin was pulled into a digital grid where he’s been trapped for the last 20 years, and where his son also finds himself suddenly trapped. In order to escape and return to their own world, they must embark on a life-or-death journey across the landscape of the Grid, using weapons and vehicles to elude a ruthless villain named Clu, that was created by Kevin himself.

In this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Garrett Hedlund talked about taking on his first leading role, his excitement for everyone getting to see all of the hard work that director Joseph Kosinski put into bringing Tron: Legacy to life and keeping Sam’s jacket as a memento of filming. He also talked about becoming a country musician for Country Strong (opening in limited release on December 22nd and in wide release on January 7th, 2011), co-starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Tim McGraw, and the experience of playing Dean Moriarty in On The Road, which is something of a dream project for him. Check out what he had to say after the jump.

Kirsten Dunst Interview ALL GOOD THINGS

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The drama All Good Things, co-starring Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, was inspired by the events of the most notorious missing person’s case in New York history. Both a love story and murder mystery, the story of Robert Durst, of the wealthy real estate dynasty, was that of a man suspected of, but never tried for, the murder of his wife Kathie, who disappeared in 1982 and was never found. Renamed David Marks (Ryan Gosling) and Katie McCarthy (Kirsten Dunst) for the film, newly discovered facts, court records and speculation about the case and the circumstances surrounding it are the foundation for an imaginative and spellbinding story of family, obsession, love and loss.

During a roundtable interview at the film’s press day, actress Kirsten Dunst talked about her desire to make sure her character never came across as a victim, the experience of meeting some of the real woman’s family members and how difficult it was for co-star Ryan Gosling to play the more physically aggressive moments. She also talked about what it was like working with Lars Von Trier on Melancholia, said she’s looking forward to seeing what they do with the Spider-Man franchise since she’s a fan of Andrew Garfield, and mentioned that she’d be shooting her role in On The Road in a couple weeks. Check out what she had to say after the jump:

New Set Photos from Walter Salles’ ON THE ROAD Starring Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley

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After a rough ride, On the Road is finally getting closer to completion. After the first set photos, new shots from director Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel have been released, and appear to perfectly transcribe the poetic energy and black-and-white imagery that the story inevitably conjures up, raising the question whether the movie will also be in black-and-white.

Produced by Francis Ford Coppola, the film stars stars Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy) and Sam Riley (Control) as Sal Paradise, the mystic Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise embark on a road trip across North America in search of adventure and freedom.  The cast also boasts a long, all-star cast, including Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Moretensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Mad Men’s Elisabeth Moss. Hit the jump to see the photos and find out more about On the Road.

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