Walter Salles' 'On the Road' at Cannes? Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart star
Producer Charles Gillibert has tweeted the following: “Am happy to share with you : OTR french release the 23rd of may, more to come.” OTR? That's On the Road, directed by Walter Salles, and toplining Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart.
As for the May 23, '12, release date in France, does that mean On the Road will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival? Quite possibly. Cannes 2012 runs May 16–27.
Based on Jack Kerouac's classic 1950s novel, On the Road follows New York-based writer Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), sexually charged rebel Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), and Dean's free-spirited girl, Marylou (Kristen Stewart), as they go on a cross-country road trip following the death of Sal's father.
Sal is based on Jack Kerouac himself. Dean, on Kerouac's friend Neal Cassady. And Marylou on Cassady's first wife, LuAnne Henderson.
Walter Salles' previous road movies
Walter Salles became internationally known following the success of his Brazilian road movie Central Station (1998), which earned two Academy Award nominations: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress for Fernanda Montenegro. (The winners that year were, respectively, Roberto Benigni's Life Is Beautiful and Gwyneth Paltrow for Shakespeare in Love.)
José Rivera, Salles' Oscar-nominated screenwriter on another road movie, The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), wrote the On the Road adaptation.
'On the Road' cast
In addition to Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, and Sam Riley, the On the Road cast includes:
Best Director Academy Award winner Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather: Part II, 1974) is listed as one of the executive producers, while Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain) is the On the Road composer.
Kristen Stewart On the Road image: MK2 Productions.
Cannes Film Festival website.
Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan in early 21st century 'The Great Gatsby'
In Baz Luhrmann's upcoming film adaptation – co-written with Craig Pearce – of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic 1920s novel The Great Gatsby Leonardo DiCaprio (he of Titanic, The Aviator, and Inception fame) plays the titular filthy rich party host Jay Gatsby, who has an adulterous affair with the married Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan), whose brutish husband, Tom (Joel Edgerton), also happens to be having a fling with another woman, the low-class Myrtle (Isla Fisher).
As Nick Carraway, the narrator who also happens to be more than a tad infatuated with the ruggedly mysterious Gatsby, former Spider-Man Tobey Maguire tries to keep all the different affairs straight, so to speak.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan (An Education, Shame), and Joel Edgerton (Animal Kingdom, Warrior) can all be seen in the recently released The Great Gatsby image above. Missing in action is Isla Fisher (Confessions of a Shopaholic, Wedding Crashers). Understandably so, as the setting is much too glamorous for her character.
20th century 'The Great Gatsby' movies
There have been three previous big-screen Hollywood version of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel. The first one, which came out during the silent era, was directed by Herbert Brenon in 1926. More than two decades later, Brenon's now lost silent was followed by Elliott Nugent's much altered 1949 version and, a quarter of a century later, by Jack Clayton's more straightforward take on the novel in 1974.
The previous Jay Gatsby actors:
The previous Daisy Buchanan actresses:
Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby is set to open on Dec. 25, '12. The period drama will be Leonardo DiCaprio's second major 3D release this year, as James Cameron's 3D-converted Titanic, costarring Kate Winslet and Gloria Stuart, opens in the spring.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, and Tobey Maguire The Great Gatsby image: Warner Bros.