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New Images Of Bloody Saoirse Ronan & Sam Riley From Neil Jordan's 'Byzantium'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 24, 2012 11:06 AM
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"The Company Of Wolves" and "Ondine" director Neil Jordan returns to the fantastical this year with vampire tale "Byzantium." Set to make its world premiere at TIFF in a couple of months, a handful of new images from the film have arrived.

Sam Riley To Star In Ian Softley's Adaptation Of Sir Walter Scott's 'Ivanhoe'; Will Be Shot In 65mm

  • By Simon Dang
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  • July 22, 2012 10:04 AM
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Ever since transitioning from a music career with indie band 10,000 Things, Brit actor Sam Riley has carved out a fairly interesting CV which originated with an outstanding debut in Anton Corbijn's acclaimed Ian Curtis biography "Control" that lead to a run of flops that included sci-fier "Franklyn," action remake "13" and literary adaptation "Brighton Rock." He appears to be heading back in the right direction this year, though, starring as Sal Paradise in Walter Salles' long developing "On The Road" as well as working with Neil Jordan on mother-daughter vampire tale "Byzantium" and starring opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney's "Maleficent."

Kirsten Dunst Gets Her Moment In New 'On The Road' Clip

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 23, 2012 6:40 PM
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After a wait of somewhere between 55 and 25 years, the film version of Jack Kerouac's seminal "On The Road" finally unspooled at the Cannes Film Festival this morning. And the word was... ok. Few were outright raving, few were outright ranting, with most reviews, like our own, falling somewhere in the middle, finding a lot to like, but also finding the film a little dull in places, and perhaps too close to its source material. It's sure to do the festival circuit around the world in the coming months, so it'll be a little while before you can make up your own mind about the picture.

Cannes Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

  • By James Rocchi
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  • May 23, 2012 7:29 AM
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Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motorcycle Diaries" turns out to be a pretty good template for understanding how Salles has shot his adaptation. "On the Road," like 'Diaries,' is scenic and episodic, full of youth's passion but with a shade of the future yet to come dimming the brightness of its vision, as a charismatic young man travels with another young man, saying little but watching everything along the way.

Latest Clip Arrives Of Kristen Stewart & Sam Riley In 'On The Road,' Plus Stewart Reads From '50 Shades Of Grey'

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • May 22, 2012 1:35 PM
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We are a little over thirteen hours away from the world premiere of on "On The Road," perhaps the single most anticipated, or at least the longest anticipated, film of the Cannes Film Festival. And of all the question marks about the movie, the biggest for us has been the young principal cast: Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst have all done good work in the past, but are still relatively untested with material like this. Could they embody the beatnik dream of Jack Kerouac's novel?

Plenty Of New, Vibrant, Sun-Kissed Images From Walter Salles' 'On The Road'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 20, 2012 9:17 AM
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It feels like we've been tracking Walter Salles' adaptation of Jack Kerouac's seminal Beat Generation work, "On The Road," for years now, but come this Wednesday we'll finally have word on how the Brazilian director has fared with the cult favorite. Everything we've seen so far has been highly promising, a notion personified by the young but talented cast led by the duo of Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund.

Kristen Stewart Did 'On The Road' For The Price Of A Beatles Song On 'Mad Men' & More About The Walter Salles Adaptation

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 10, 2012 9:03 AM
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The long, difficult journey from page to screen for Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" has been well-documented over the years, and one thing that has been consistent throughout is the passion and love evinced for the novel by all involved --particularly the godfather of it all, Francis Ford Coppola, who acquired the novel's rights back in 1978 at the height of his success.

Imelda Staunton, Miranda Richardson, Sam Riley & Lesley Manville Join 'Maleficent' With Angelina Jolie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 7, 2012 4:54 PM
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With cameras set to roll this summer, "Maleficent" is moving fast, and after adding Sharlto Copley last week, it has bolstered the cast with some more, mostly British names. 

Brand New Photos Of Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen & More In 'On The Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 5, 2012 1:53 PM
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Well, we got the trailer for "On the Road" about a month ago, and since then a handful of character posters for Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Amy Adams, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss, so how about a few more looks at the actual movie?

Watch: Trailer For Walter Salles' Long-Awaited 'On The Road' Finally Arrives

  • By Edward Davis
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  • March 9, 2012 6:47 PM
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"The only people that interest me are the mad ones... but burn, burn, burn like roman candles across the night." With a Facebook page, new poster and a U.K. release date (September 21) surfacing recently, it was only a matter of time before a trailer for Walter Salles' long-awaited adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" appeared, and now it has finally arrived.

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