Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Cannes Review: Todd Haynes' 'Carol' Starring Cate Blanchett & Rooney Mara Cannes Review: Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea Of Trees' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe & Naomi Watts Cannes Review: Gus Van Sant's 'The Sea Of Trees' Starring Matthew McConaughey, Ken Watanabe & Naomi Watts Cannes Review: Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone And Parker Posey Cannes Review: Woody Allen's 'Irrational Man' Starring Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone And Parker Posey Simon Pegg Reveals Daniel Craig's Role In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Simon Pegg Reveals Daniel Craig's Role In 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimos' Outstanding 'The Lobster' Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz & John C Reilly Cannes Review: Yorgos Lanthimos' Outstanding 'The Lobster' Starring Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz & John C Reilly Watch: Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard In The Intense First Clip For ‘Macbeth’ Watch: Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard In The Intense First Clip For ‘Macbeth’ George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

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

The Playlist By Edward Davis | The Playlist March 9, 2012 at 6:47PM

"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.
33
On The Road Riley Hedlund

"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.

Starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise (the Kerouac surrogate), Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty and Kristen Stewart as Dean's wife Marylou, "On The Road" has been at least five years in the making for Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles (and probably closer to about seven), the director behind "The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water" and Academy Award-nominated Foreign Language Film "Central Station." That doesn't even count the 30-odd years that producer Francis Ford Coppola has owned the rights and has been trying to make a film about it (he came close twice, a version written with his son Roman Coppola in the '90s and an early aughts iteration which would have starred Colin Farrell and Billy Crudup as directed by Joel Schumacher; imagine that).

Co-starring Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Terrence HowardTom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga, Steve Buscemi and Elisabeth Moss, the trailer depicts what you might expect from an "On The Road" movie made by Walter Salles. A first-half that's pretty conventional, jazzy, loose, with a beatnik vibe, the second half much more Salles: poetic, seemingly profound and full of beauty. It was "The Motorcycle Diaries" 's tale of coming of age, soul-awakening and discovery that showed Coppola that Salles was the man for the job and we think it's a sound decision. Written by 'Diaries' scribe Jose Rivera and scored by that film's composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, it's a reunion of sorts for the creative trio. 

While you'll see Viggo Mortensen as William Burroughs and a brief glimpse of Dunst, Howard and Moss, there's still plenty to be revealed from this film no doubt. Set to arrive in the U.K. September 21, there's no U.S. date set, but a premiere at the Cannes Film Festival seems imminent with a fall release surely to follow.

This article is related to: Walter Salles , On The Road, Sam Riley, Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates