Amy Adams and Viggo Mortensen join Kristen Stewart in On The Road
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
I feel like I’ve been reading about Kristen Stewart starring in ON THE ROAD for so long that I just assumed filming was underway and the cast had been set. It wasn’t until today that I realized the main role hadn’t been cast yet. But all of that has changed now that Viggo Mortensen has signed on to star as Old Bull Lee and Amy Adams will star as Jane, his junkie wife and mother of his two kids. They join a cast that already includes Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund. Walter Salles will be directing the film, marking his return to the Jack Kerouac stories after directing THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES.
Jack Kerouac is an acquired taste, but it seems like everyone in Hollywood is always trying to make one of his stories or novels into a feature film. ON THE ROAD has been a project for Francis Ford Coppola for years and it looks like he’ll finally be able to be a part of the film’s adaptation as a producer.