On the road is already the pic of the year for Talking Films. We are anticipating with bated breath. It looks like it will not be showcased at the Cannes Film Festival.
The film star cast will include Garrett Hedlund, Sam riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Terrence Howard and Danny Morgan. The film will explore the lives of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty as they journey across the North American landscape in pursuit of self-knowledge and experience.
On the Road will also reunite the director Walter Salles with the team behind the hugely successful Motorcycle Diaries. The script will be written by Jose Rivera who recently described his efforts as an attempt to be very faithful to On the Road because it has so many fans.
“There’s a lot of the original book still in the screenplay, still in the film,” Rivera further explained to CityTV. “But also I brought in lots of other things like there’s a lot of poems of[Allen] Ginsberg, there’s material from Bill Burroughs, there’s stuff from Neal Cassady. In a lot of ways, the movie’s about the Beat Generation surrounding ‘On The Road.’ All those incredible personalities, all the crazy sex, drugs and rock’ n roll—uh, more jazz and rock n’ roll but that’s what their lives were about. I think we tried to capture the energy of that, the spontaneity and the reckless beauty of the whole time period.”
“One of the things you do as a screenwriter in an adaptation is try to improve the original which, I know, sounds really arrogant. ‘On The Road, like any book, has its flaws and one of the flaws is that the women characters are not very well developed. The women characters seem to be the ones that get pregnant, stay at home and are upset. I worked very hard to create three dimensional women characters. Hopefully no one will be upset by that but it is a departure.”
Salles will be the main reason people come to the theaters for this one.