Although Walter Salles‘ On The Road has been making a few festival rounds, we’ve only seen a couple of trailers from the film. Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart are just some of the headline names that have lead roles in the film, and now we are getting to see them in the first domestic and very brief beatnik trailer for the film.
Check it out here below.
You may have noticed that the trailer does an excellent job of previewing Jack Kerouac’s travels during the Beat generation. The brief trailer can only be described as sexually raw, full of drug use, and is musically expressive.
Although the film has been met with some relatively mixed reviews, it does have some likable qualities. The supporting cast consists of Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Alice Braga, and Terrence Howard. Then there is the fact that critics say that Salles stayed as true to Kerouac’s vision as he could without making any major changes.
But On the Road is considered to be one of those films that is unfilmable, and regardless of what critics think, it’s how the fans of the novel respond to the film that truly matters.
IFC Films will release On The Road in limited release on December 21.
Here’s the synopsis:
After his father’s death in the late 1940s, 24-year-old aspiring writer Sal Paradise meets 20-year-old ex-jailbird Dan Moriarty and his beautiful wife Marylou in New York. Dan is extremely charming and has a flexible moral code, and is as fascinated by Sal’s obsession with writing as Sal is by the unfettered freedom of his lifestyle. The two men spend intense nights of drinking, dreaming of another world, and forming a friendship that will take them on a trip across America. After staying at Bull Lee’s place in Louisiana, Sal, Dean, and Marylou continue traveling – naked and utterly enjoying themselves.