On The Road


Jack Kerouac’s mythical book, ON THE ROAD, beloved my millions of readers for over 50 years, has finally been adapted for the screen. This quintessential road movie and vibrant song of freedom will be directed by Walter Salles (THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES). Bringing together a fine cast and crew the Brazilian filmmaker will direct a truly modern film, while remaining faithful to the original work and highlighting what was always a timeless work of art.

After his father dies, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friend’s burn bridges and hit the road: thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves.

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn…”
Jack Kerouac, On The Road

Cast & Crew

Cast: Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Alice Braga, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Giovanna Zacarías, Danny Morgan and more ~here
Director: Walter Salles
Writer: Jack Kerouac (book), Jose Rivera (screenplay)
Produced by: Film 4 and MK2

Release Dates

23 May 2012: Belgium, France.
24 May 2012:Netherlands.
31 May 2012: Portugal.
8 June 2012: Sweden.
15 June 2012: Brazil.
2 August 2012: Denmark.
21 September 2012: UK Distributed by Lionsgate (as part of a distribution deal with Icon Movies)
4 October 2012: Australia, Germany.
5 October 2012: Italy
22 November 2012: Argentina.


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Official Websites

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