on the road poster

Will today’s youth identify with the work of Jack Kerouac? We’ll find out soon.

The American novelist and poet is remembered as the father of the Beat movement. Published in the late 1950s, his book On The Road has inspired the film of the same name, produced by Francis Ford Coppola, and directed by Walter Salles, the award winning filmmaker behind The Motorcycle Diaries.

Garrett Hedlund plays the lead with ladies like Kristen Stewart and Kristen Dunst possibly drawing in the pop young adult crowd. Do you think? Sam Riley and Viggo Mortensen also star. (So, it is okay that K-Stew will not work with him again on the set of Snow White and the Huntsman, eh?) According to Collider, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Alice Bragga, and Terrence Howard also appear.

Today we’ve got a poster for the film thanks to CulturEspressO’s TwitPic. Don’t forget this cozy image of Stewart and Hedlund (Country Strong, Tron: Legacy).

According to another Collider article, “filming took place last year and the movie will likely make the festival rounds this fall.” And yes, they delivered this synopsis:

After the death of his father, Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty, a young and dangerously seductive ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined not to get trapped in a narrow life, the two friends burn their bridges and hit the road : thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, others and themselves.

Moriarty is Hedlund, Paradise is Sam Riley. When we know more, you will, too!