Ever since Jack Kerouac's novel On The Road was released in the 1950's, many wondered when a film adaptation would be developed. Yet decades passed before Hollywood could bring the classic tale to the big screen. The famous beatnik story centers on a writer's road trip through the U.S and his various encounters with uniquely spirited individuals. A remarkable and inspiring work, it has been hailed as one of the greatest novels of the 20th century.
Now for the very first time, a film version has finally been completed and an alluring cast of young actors has breathed life into the story's famed characters. The central character Sal, is portrayed by British actor Sam Riley. Riley's last high profile role was in the rock biopic Control, in which he played doomed Joy Division singer Ian Curtis. The profoundly talented actor is also uniquely charismatic. Twilight actress Kristen Stewart also stars in the film as the adventures and hard partying, Marylou. Other cast memebrs include: Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi and Elisabeth Moss.
The long-awaited trailer for the film, debuted yesterday and includes one of the books most loved lines:
The only people that interest me are the mad ones. The ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones that never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night.
The film is set to be released later this year: