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On The Road, the Movie, is Happening

By Harriet Staff

It might not be quite what Jack Kerouac envisioned, but On The Road will finally hit the big screen, according to an article from Indiewire.

In development for decades by Francis Ford Coppola, who remains a key producer on the film, the eagerly anticipated big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On The Road” has been a long time coming. But the project’s lengthy journey might finally be seeing the light of day, as the post-production is wrapping up and European theatrical dates are slowly coming into focus. “The Motorcycles Diaries” director Walter Salles is at the helm, joined by a promising young cast in Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Sturridge and Kristen Stewart, as well as veterans like Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Kirsten Dunst and Terrence Howard.

“We just finished the edit and the mix in Paris,” Salles told Your Entertainment Corner recently. “There are still a few steps left until the film is completely finished (designing titles and credits, getting the digital workprint back to 35mm, etc.) The independent company that produced the film, MK2, is now working on the site and trailer. As for release dates, they tend to vary from country to country when a film is distributed independently.”

To read the rest, and to see Kerouac’s letter to Brando again, go here.


Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, January 12th, 2012 by Harriet Staff.