Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund are walking the line of Walter Salles on the big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s long awaited “On the Road”.
Filming will begin in August at $ 25 million production budget, donors Thursday. Venues production partner, Rebecca Yeldham joins French MK2 production banner that snapped the rights and produce the film in collaboration with Film 4 in the United Kingdom and video films in Brazil.
Rooms traveled through the United States in the footsteps of Kerouac to prepare for adaptation, to film a documentary about the search for “On The Road” as part of its preparation. Oscar-nominated scribe Jose Rivera (Motorcycle Diaries “) wrote the adaptation of rooms.
Stewart will play the role of Dean Moriarty incandescent woman inside and out-Marylou while Riley will star in writer Jack Kerouac’s alter ego Sal Paradise. Hedlund was cast as Dean Moriarty.
“We are extremely proud to collaborate on one last great adventure film of the 20th century to be brought to the screen,” said Nathanael Karmitz and MK2 Charles Gillibert.
Kerouac’s cult novel of youth and freedom was published in 1957 and has sold several million copies worldwide.
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