Here's The First Trailer For On the Road

The first trailer for the lonnnng-awaited adaptation of On the Road is here — an international/market spot (the film doesn't yet have US distribution) showcasing Jack Kerouac's shambolic literary stylings and director Walter Salles's ensemble including leads Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and a kind of staggering supporting ensemble: Viggo Mortensen? Kirsten Dunst? Amy Adams? Terrence Howard? Steve Buscemi? Elisabeth Moss? You can't Beat it!

Honk. Sorry, it's late. Anyway, fingers crossed this video isn't yanked sooner than this post is published, but fair warning! And probably look for this to debut at Cannes in May.

[via indieWIRE]


  • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

    How about in prep for it, we all read the book, guys? I've only read patches of it and would myself be keen.

    • S.T. VanAirsdale says:

      Movieline Book Club! I am so down.

      • Patrick Hallstein / McEvoy-Halston says:

        That's (one very significant) one! I'm cheating a bit with this; picked up Big Sur at a bookstore last month, read twenty pages, and thought, man, I'm so home.

  • Jen Yamato says:

    Ah, that brief snippet of KStew dancing. And Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley doing... anything. Count me in for book club, guys!

  • P.Mc says:

    Indiewire, we want to see lots of in-depth, interesting coverage about OTR and Cosmopolis, and especially more on the possible dual Cannes rumors.

    Be under no doubt: Many of us (yes, all ages) who loved Twilight are eager to see Rob and Kristen grow and take on new roles. We are behind them and will support at box-office.

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  • MartiniShark says:

    I can't wait to see how critics try to look clever by appropriating Truman Capote's assessment of the book in their reviews.

    -- "That's not acting, that's talking."
    -- "That's not directing, it's pointing."


    • MartiniShark, you were so close to "on-the-money" with the Capote quotes! He had one other line which stands
      well in regard to so many of the crappy movies these

      I like the MovieLine Book Club idea, but Jen, the
      selections just have to have pictures! And you get
      FOUR books to tear apart for Just ONE PENNY. Then
      every other month you get to enjoy another selection.

      • MartiniShark says:

        Yea, that was the line I was playing off.

        Jackie K. would tape blank pages into a long strip so he would not be interrupted in his stream-of-consciousness writing (alluded to in the clip). Knowing this and then reading the book you can see that Capote was not far off the mark.

  • clip says:

    the neal cassady's hair is way too modern. One of the cool things about them is the way they looked - like classic american archetypes, but on the inside, they were craaaazeh.
    the performances look very good though, real, not showy.
    neal cassady's wife carolyn hated allen ginsberg and he hated her too - competition. Hope that stuff is in there.
    Looks pretty good, actually