Dean and Sal are the portrait of the Beat Generation. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the United States. This is the synopsis of the upcoming drama, "On The Road", adapted from Jack Kerouac’s iconic Beat Generation book.
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.
In the trailer, Kristen Stewart, who plays as Marylou, went topless while sitting in a car next to a shirtless Garrett Hedlund (Dean Moriarty) and Sam Riley (Sal Paradise). Check out the video above. The poster of the flick is also available. View it here.
The film’s outstanding ensemble cast also includes Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Steve Buscemi, Terrence Howard and Elisabeth Moss. It is directed by Walter Salles and will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this 2012. It does not have a US release date as of the moment.