“The same can be said of Garrett Hedlund, a young actor who participated in the long casting process carried out to the film, and did a great test for the character of Dean.”

The cast was chosen by Salles during the project development. The novel is a favorite of the director, who traveled throughout the United States, following in the footsteps of Kerouac to address adaptation, filming the documentary “In Search of On the Road” as part of their work process.

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The start of filming the movie adaptation of the legendary romance Jack Kerouac, “On the Road,” was scheduled for early August
2010, with Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart confirmed in the leading roles. “On The Road” will be filmed on roads in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the cities of San Francisco and New Orleans, and also in Mexico. The assembly will take place in Brazil.

Sam Riley, who won international recognition for his work on “Control” by Anton Corbijn, and it will be next to John and Helen Miren Hurt in novel adaptation of “Brighton Rock” by Graham Greene, interprets the alter ego of Jack Kerouac’s Sal Paradise.

Garrett Hedlund was assigned to the second lead role as Dean Moriarty. Hedlund will work alongside Jeff Bridges in fiction film scientific “Tron – Legacy” and is also the protagonist of “Love Don’ Let Me Down”.

Beside the two main actors, will be Kristen Stewart (“Into the Wild,” “Twilight”), who will play the wife of Dean Moriarty, Marylou. “Kristen Stewart invited to ‘On The Road’ for nearly two years, after being impacted by his performance in ‘Into the Wild’, Sean Penn, “says Walter Salles. “She knows the book Kerouac in depth, and remained faithful to the project during the entire time that the film sought funding. It’s not an actress who refuses to risk, such as incandescent character that she will live. She might be starring projects with much larger budgets, but has the option of participating in an independent film, produced by a French company, so the movie says. These days, there is little.  The same can be said of Garrett Hedlund, a young actor who participated in the long casting process carried out to the film, and did a great test for the character of Dean.”

The cast was chosen by Salles during the project development. The novel is a favorite of the director, who traveled throughout the United States, following in the footsteps of Kerouac to address adaptation, filming the documentary “In Search of On the Road” as part of their work process.

“While” The Motorcycle Diaries “is about a social-political awakening, On the Road defines the beginning of a behavioral revolution,” says Salles. “Both films deal with what Lawrence Ferlinghetti calls ‘youth revolt d’. If Sal and Dean had not had the courage to abandon their predictable lives to dive on this experience, our lives would probably be different today. On The Road I see as a movie very contemporary. ”

On the Road is a project that the production company American Zoetrope, San Francisco, began developing 30 years ago. And now, with Salles, cast, script and production team finally set, a new partnership was made with the French production company MK2, which is acquiring the rights and will produce the film in association with Film 4 (UK). “Following the recent acquisition of rights, we are proud to collaborate with American Zoetrope in one of the last great adventures film of the 20th century to be brought to the screen, “say the producers and Charles Gillibert Nathanaël Karmitz of MK2. “It took four years of research and work for the film became possible in the example of what happened with ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’. And as in ‘Diaries’ was a European company that believes in independent film making that is ‘On the Road’ as possible. In this case, the MK2 French film production company of authors such as Kiarostami and Kieslowski. Directing a movie based on the work of Kerouac and produced by MK2 and Francis Coppola’s American Zoetrope is a privilege. The technical team is basically the same as ‘Motorcycle Diaries’, and will be helping me this adventure, “says Walter Salles.

Text legendary on youth and freedom, the romance of Jack Kerouac, “On the Road” was first published in 1957. The novel has sold millions of copies worldwide and continues to inspire new generations. Considered one of the great modern American classic, “On the Road “was voted as one of 100 best novels written in English in the 20th century by Time magazine.”

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Comment by Elle
In August 6, 2010 @ 1:12 am

I’ve seen many pictures of Neal Cassady (Dean Moriarty in the book) and woa, this is Dean personified. Garrett captures him so well. I’m getting shivers!

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mira Reply:

So you’ve read the book? IS it good?

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Elle Reply:

I’ve read both the original and the scroll. I loooove the scroll, it doesn’t like paragraphs and is a bit caotic but it’s the ‘juicier’-more honest version IMHO. Regarding the pics, I’ve actually researched a lot of Neal Cassady and I really enjoy seeing pictures of him, especially with vehicles which he clearly loved to drive and steal just for ‘kicks.’ This picture looks eerily like Dean (character based on Neal). It really shows how much in character Garrett has been able to capture. Screw the naysayers but he will be a terrific Dean!

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mira Reply:

Cool, you sound like you know what you’re talking about :teeth: Wonder if I can borrow the book, or scroll from the local library! Thankd for the info!
And Garrett will be great, cos he’s a great actor. Hope those naysayers will give him a chance!

Comment by Bre
In August 6, 2010 @ 6:26 am

I think Garrett is gonna make an awesome Dean, he just has everything it takes and more and I’m proud to say Garrett is gonna be in this film ♥

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