On the Road movie trailer UK. (Photo: On the Road movie cast members Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Danny Morgan, Elisabeth Moss, Amy Adams, Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen.) Walter Salles’ On the Road, a film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s ’50s novel, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival 2012, where it was greeted by mixed reviews. Ultimately, Salles’ On the Road movie failed to win any Official Competition awards at Cannes, despite widespread praise for Eric Gautier’s cinematography and for the performances of its three leads — Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart. Please scroll down to check out the new On the Road trailer for the British market.
On the Road movie box office
To date, On the Road has been screened in a handful of countries. The film has performed modestly in The Netherlands ($423k), Belgium ($249k), and Sweden ($34k), but it has done relatively well for a stream-of-consciousness "arthouse" movie in both France ($2.7 million), where the film was generally well received (here are a few review samples), and in Salles’ native Brazil ($1.24m).
Jack Kerouac may be an icon in the United States, but elsewhere the On the Road movie’s key selling points will likely be Walter Salles’ reputation as a filmmaker and the fact that the film features TRON: Legacy’s Garrett Hedlund and Twilight’s Kristen Stewart.
IFC Films / Sundance Selects will release On the Road in North America on December 21 (updated). British audiences will be able to check out Salles’ film beginning Oct. 12.
On the Road movie cast
In addition to Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart, On the Road features Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Amy Adams, Alice Braga, Elisabeth Moss, and Kirsten Dunst. The Motorcycle Diaries screenwriter José Rivera penned the adaptation, while Francis Ford Coppola, who bought the rights to the novel more than three decades ago, is listed as one of the film’s executive producers. Brokeback Mountain’s Gustavo Santaolalla composed the music score.
On the Road movie cast members Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Danny Morgan, Elisabeth Moss, Amy Adams, Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen photo: IFC Films.