Here’s the first trailer for Walter Salles’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. It stars Garret Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, and Elisabeth Moss. In all likelihood, the flick will play the festival circuit this year with a slow release around Oscar season. I could easily seeing this thing come and go before anyone even realizes it.
I am completely willing to give this a chance. With the exception of K-Stew and Garret Hedlund (both are marginally okay with the right material and director), the cast is fairly top notch and I’m excited to see what Viggo Mortensen brings to the table as Old Bull Lee, the stand-in for William Burroughs.
See also: In honor of Kerouac’s 90th birthday, which would have been today, Flavorwire has compiled the best life advice from the deceased author.