On The Road
On The Road
Release Date: December 21, 2012
Distributor: IFC and Sundance Selects
Director: Walter Salles
Screenwriter: Jose Rivera
Producers: Nathanael Karmitz, Charles Gillibert, Rebecca Yeldham, Roman Coppola
Executive Producers: Francis Ford Coppola, John Willimas, Jerry Leider, Tessa Ross Arpad Busson
Cast: Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Terrence Howard
Synopsis: Adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road,” which chronicles Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience.
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.
Terrence Howard talks about his role in the film
TH: I play a saxophone player so I got to do something that I haven’t done cinematically. I play it in life but this time I was able to do it on film. I get to work with Garrett (Hedlund) again and he’s fantastic. I thought he was the younger version of Val Kilmer years ago. Watching him now after seeing him in ‘Country Strong,’ and ‘Tron,’ his growth has been exponential.
U.S trailer (as of August 31)