Tuesday, March 13, 2012

On the Road - Trailer

Walter Salles' last road movie was Motorcycle Diaries, so there is every reason to be extremely excited about his adaptation of Jack Kerouac's cult classic novel, On the Road. 

Salles has always drawn particularly brilliant performances from his actors & he assembles a great cast for On the Road - Sam Reilly gave a knockout debut as Joy Division's doomed Ian Curtis in Control, Garrett Hedlund brought as much weight to Tron: Legacy as appropriate & Kristen Stewart - though mired by far too much Twilight-ness & tabloid exposure - has a very impressive trio of damaged young women on her resumé (Into the Wild, Adventureland & Welcome to the Rileys). Just for good measure, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams & Steve Buscemi come along for the ride.

Salles smartly retains Motorcycle Diaries writer (José Riviera), cinematographer (Eric Gautier) & composer (Gustavo Santaolalla).