The new issue of Little White Lies focuses on On the Road and they took their inspiration from Kerouac’s original scroll in crafting the magazine. Using an old typewriter and drawings instead of photography, they assembled their own scroll and then took photographs of it.

They shared two pages from Garrett’s interview:

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Garrett in Little White Lies
23 Aug, 2012

Garrett is one of the guests expected to attend the Toronto International Film Festival, along with Kirsten Dunst, Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortenson, and Walter Salles. Sam Riley doesn’t appear on the list of potential attendees. On the Road will have it’s red carpet premiere at the festival on Saturday, September 6th – the opening day of the festival.

TIFF runs from September 6th through the 16th. Single tickets for individual screenings go on sale on September 2nd. For ticketing information, visit TIFF website’s ticketing guide, the TIFF Ticket Wizard or call 416.599.TIFF | 1.888.599.8433.

On the Road Schedule:

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Garrett to attend Toronto International Film Festival
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21 Aug, 2012

My friend Diana has movie blog and she posted her review of On the Road today. Here’s what she wrote about Garrett:

Garrett Hedlund, as the devil rallying up everyone, was probably the stand out of the cast, and with good reason, since his character is the most complex of them all. Yes, Moriarty may seem just like a crazy bastard, but deep down there is someone else out there waiting to come out, and he does, from time to time. Garrett perfectly portrays the part and shines in most of his scenes. I especially loved the one in Sal’s house, when he confesses to his friend that he is lost, that he doesn’t know how to calm down or what he really wants- the way he goes from a sad, melancholic state to crazy retelling of a sex orgy, back to the sense of misery he hides in his soul- it was just fantastic, at least in my eyes. If the movie does well and gets attention, you can definitely expect award nominations for him (I will be rooting for him all the way, I have been a fan of his for a long time).

The rest of her review can be read at Aziza’s Picks.

Thank you for sharing @AzizasPicks !

On The Road  - Review From the London Premiere
17 Aug, 2012

Source: i-D Online; The Just Kids Issue

Six years after writing his seismic roadtrip odyssey On The Road, Jack Kerouac penned a one-page letter to Marlon Brando asking him to play Dean Moriarty while Kerouac himself would play Sal Paradise. Brando never wrote back. But after decades driving in the circles of development hell, On The Road has finally arrived in cinemas with 27-year-old Garrett Hedlund in the driving seat as the Beat generation icon searching for ‘it’ in 40s America. You have to feel that Kerouac and Brando would have approved.

Stepping on the screen bare-ass naked, the Tron Legacy actor cranks up the charisma to become the reason to watch The Motorcycle Diaries director Salles’ vibey, drifting movie. Hedlund centres an all-star cast that includes Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, Adam Adams, Terrence Howard and Kirsten Dunst – and he leaves them all behind with a lazy intensity, handsome looks that are both youthful and lived-in, and a voice that sounds like it’s been soaked in old whiskey and stained with roll-up cigarettes.

Drugs, sex and self-discovery… the two-lane blacktop offers all this and more. And like so many young Americans, Hedlund has always been hypnotised by the open road. But his journey to stardom is unlikely by any standards. He was raised on a remote beef cattle farm in Nowheresville, Minnesota, but found himself chosen to star as Brad Pitt’s brother in swords’n’sandals epic Troy. He then levelled-up to play Jeff Bridges’ son and the hero of 3D sci-fi stunner Tron, before grabbing the role of free-wheelin’ free-spirit Moriarty by the bootstraps. And he’s caught the eye of the Coen brothers, too, who’ve cast him in their own roadtripper, Inside Llewyn Davis. Hedlund, it seems, is most definitely going places.

Read the rest of this entry…

i-D Online Interview with Garrett
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17 Aug, 2012

Hedlund was little-known when he auditioned for Salles, with just a debut role in Troy, followed by small parts in such films as Four Brothers, Friday Night Lights and Eragon on his resume. A Minnesota native, he took his own Kerouac-like trip on the way to the audition, travelling by bus for three days and nights, ducking into dive bars and strip joints along the way, writing about his experiences.

27 year old Garrett Hedlund – the man who would be Dean Moriarty – concurs, admitting he was drawn to the book’s era. “It’s the most romantic period,” the actor says. “The forties and fifties Beat Generation… that’s when all this stuff was blossoming.” Hedlund points out that On The Road takes place prior to the formation of The Beats. “It wasn’t called that then,” he says. “Everybody just thinks it was. This was them discovering that. Kerouac maybe mumbled drunken about The Beat Generation at some bar… it was just the beginning of a counterculture at a time of conservatism. They felt that the world had more to offer than a nine-to-five job and structure and routine.”

One of my favourites from the 5 paged article, Sam Riley was mid interview when Garrett appeared:

“Hey Garrett,” he yells, in a faux American accent. Hedlund yells something back, in an equally dodgy British brogue. “That’s Garrett’s impression of me,” Riley smiles. “I always sound like that, and he takes the piss.” Riley shouts back, “Love you, Garrett!” Then he turns to me, tongue firmly buried in cheek, and whispers: “He’s an arsehole!”

How adorable <3

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I want to thank Dov and Melissa from Film Ink for the magazines :)

On The Road opens on September 27 and will be reviewed by Film Ink in their next issue.

Contest: Win Australian Film Ink Magazine Sept 2012 Issue!
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16 Aug, 2012

It’s very similar to the original, minus the rear view mirror and a new font. I can’t wait to see what they do with the US one – I’m hoping for a completely new design (one that goes with my decorating – darker colors would be nice lol).

New Australian On the Road Poster
16 Aug, 2012