'On The Road' poster released featuring Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund
The highly anticipated movie On The Road, finally has a little bit of promotion. The movie, based on Jack Kerouac's beloved novel of the same name, has a movie poster!
The movie project has been in the works since 1957! In the 50's Jack Kerouac suggested to Marlon Brando that he should play the character of Dean Moriarity and Kerouac himself would play the part of Sal Paradise. The project never saw the light of day.
Francis Ford Coppola tried to revive the idea of a film in 1979 when he bought the rights to the movie deal. The 70's project also fell through. Years later, Coppola approached Ethan Hawke and Brad Pitt to play the roles of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty. The Pitt and Hawke project fell apart soon after. He tried again in 2001 to get the project written and have Billy Crudup to play Sal and Colin Farrell as Dean.
In 2007, Sam Riley was cast to play Sal, Garrett Hedlund as Dean and Kristen Stewart will play the part of Marylou. Kirsten Dunst is also attached to the movie, playing Camille. Filming started in the summer of 2010. On The Road was rumored to be playing at film festivals in 2012. The film does not have a official release date in America but it is supposd to premiere later in 2012.