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In 1957 American author Jack Keroauc wrote to Marlon Brando asking him to buy the rights to, and star in, Kerouac’s novel “On The Road“. Brando never replied and it took another twenty two years for Francis Ford Coppola to purchase the rights and then spend decades hiring different screenwriters all of whom tried, and failed, to adapt the notoriously tricky spontaneous prose; after all, even Kerouac knew the story could not work on screen, telling Brando “Don’t worry about the structure, I know to compress and re-arrange the plotRead More
Walter Salles’s “On The Road“, the long-awaited adaptation of the Jack Keroauc classic, may have premiered yesterday at Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews but for those of us who have to wait until closer to the release dates to watch the film, we have two newly released clips giving us a glimpse into the big screen lives of Sal, Dean, Marylou and Camille. An adaptation thirty years in development, the film finally moved into pre-production in 2010, with Salles behind the camera and Garrett Hedlund as the wild andRead More
The official Cannes Film Festival lineup has finally been unveiled and looks like we can expect a more than usual number of up and coming young actors to head to the French Riviera next month. As expected, teen phenomenon “Twilight” will be well represented with stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart each headlining a Cannes-bound flick for the very first time. Pattinson stars in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo novel “Cosmopolis”, while Stewart plays a supporting role in Walter Salles’ long-gestating, highly anticipated adaptation of Jack Kerouac classic “OnRead More
One of my most anticipated films this year is Walter Salles adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s generation-defining novel “On The Road”. An adaptation thirty years in development, the film finally moved into pre-production in 2010, with Salles behind the camera and Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley in front as Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise. This evening, the official Facebook page released the first trailer and I have to admit that despite my many, many, reservations Salles may have just about pulled this one off. It’s slick and highly stylised (and I’mRead More
After more than thirty years in development, a big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s iconic “On the Road” is finally headed to theaters this year. British up and comer Sam Riley plays Sal Paradise, Jack Kerouac’s semi-autobiographical portrait of a Beat Generation writer who goes on a journey of booze, drugs and self-discovery with his best friend, Dean Moriarty, played by Garrett Hedlund and based on real life Beat icon Neal Cassady. Kristen Stewart joins them for part of the journey as Dean’s wife Marylou, and others including Viggo Mortensen,Read More
One of the most eagerly anticipated films of the year On The Road, Walter Salles adaptation of the classic Beat Generation novel, finally has a poster to tease us with … although it doesn’t give away much. Looking more like a book cover to us, we don’t see how this poster will entice in a new audience other than fans of the book (whilst the filming of the book may have been controversial to a lot of fans, we’re sure they’ll be heading to their local cinema to watch this)Read More
Die-hard fans of Beat Generation authors are still trying to brace themselves for the impending release of a big screen adaptation of Kerouac classic “On the Road” – a tricky thing given the unique structure of the book – and now, more bad news. Deadline reports that Michael Polish has set his cast on an adaptation of “Big Sur”, a follow-up of sorts to “On the Road” that detailss Jack Kerouac’s move from the East Coast to California after finding himself unable to deal with the sudden fame thrust uponRead More

Posted On November 18, 2010By Rebecca LewisIn Images

First look at Garrett Hedlund in “On The Road”

There’s mixed opinion on Walter Salle’s adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel “On The Road” here at upandcomers but these first pictures of Garrett Hedlund in the iconic role as Dean Moriarty may change some minds. Based on protagonist Sal Paradise’s journey across North America in pursuit of jazz, poetry and drugs, director Walter Salles adaptation finally went in to production back in the summer, after years in development. Also starring numerous fellow up and comers such as the likes of Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Tom Sturridge and Elisabeth Moss,Read More