To a propulsive jazz beat, the final full trailer for On the Road unspools the core story of self-discovery and self-destruction packed into Jack Kerouac’s seminal Beat Generation novel. We meet writer Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), “a young writer, trying to take off,” who falls into the wild orbit of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and his 16-year-old bride Marylou (Kristen Stewart). “With the coming of Dean Moriarty began the part of my life you could call, ‘My life on the road.’” Blink and you’ll miss costars Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, and Elisabeth Moss, but that’s fine — this preview is as much about conveying the spirit and energy of Kerouac’s book as any of the film’s famous faces. Check it out below:
Also: Great fontage, no?
‘On the Road’ one sheet: How do you sell the Beat Generation? — EXCLUSIVE
‘On the Road’ teaser trailer: Kristen Stewart, Jack Kerouac, and jazz, baby, jazz — VIDEO
Cannes Film Festival: ‘On the Road’ is a reverent, if not overly faithful ramble