Watch: First Full Trailer for Walter Salles' Adaptation of 'On the Road'
On Leap Day last month, we got a taste of the upcoming Jack Kerouac adaptation of On the Road, directed by Walter Salles, starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise and Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty. now the film's official Facebook page has debuted the first trailer for the film which also stars Kristen Stewart with supporting roles for Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Alice Braga, Elizabeth Moss. Adapting Kerouac into a feature film isn't easy, but the film seems to have captured at least some of the spirit of the iconic beatnik, kind of similar to Into the Wild with Emile Hirsch. Watch the trailer below!
Here's the first trailer for Walter Salles' On the Road adaptation via the film's Facebook page:
On the Road, directed by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries, Dark Water), based on Jack Kerouac's book, tells the story of Sal Paradise (Riley), who sets off on a cross country journey expressing the restless energy and desire for freedom that makes people rush out to see the world. Hedlund plays Sal's friend Dean, who inspires him to see America, while Stewart plays his on-again-off-again wife Marylou. Viggo Mortensen also plays Old Bull Lee, a character loosely based on novelist William S. Burroughs, while Amy Adams plays Jane (an incarnation Joan Vollmer), the junkie mother of two kids, and Lee's wife. This was filmed last year and is looking for a US distributor. We expect this to premiere in Cannes, but no release info is available yet.