Jack Kerouac‘s novel On the Road has been described as a brilliant genre-defining piece of work. I’ve never read it, but after seeing numerous trailers for the film adaptation and I can say that I do have the urge to check it out sometime soon, maybe before the film’s release.
Walter Salles‘ On the Road follows a slew of characters as they hit the road in a life-changing journey.
Here’s a plot synopsis:
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.
The film stars Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Kirsten Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, Terrence Howard and Viggo Mortensen.
Watch this latest trailer below:
On the Road opens in limited release on December 21st, 2012.