'The Road' is a go
By Adnan Tezer May 7, 2010, 21:28 GMT
CATEGORY : Movies, DVD
LOCATION: Dallas, Texas
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After years of false starts, Walter Salles and Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1957 cult novel, "On the Road," is set for production.
Kristen Stewart ("Twilight"), Sam Riley ("Control") and Garrett Hedlund ("Tron: Legacy") will star.
Riley will play Kerouac's alter ego, Salvatore Paradise, Hedlund will play Dean Moriarty while Stewart will play his on-and-off wife, Marylou.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Coppola will produce through his San Francisco-based American Zoetrope production company. Salles' Rio de Janeiro-based Videofilmes and the U.K.'s Film4 will co-produce.
Salles, who directed "The Motorcycle Diaries," will direct with Jose Rivera writing the adaptation.
Shooting is set to begin in August.