09 February 2011

Filmbook-to-be: He was drunk and exhausted but he was critically acclaimed and respected

Trying to do justice to such a famous book is a really tough assignment, and no doubt some people will be furious that the “chick from Twilight” is involved. (One blogger said the main shot of Dean and Marylou, at the top of this page, looks like “a picture out of an Urban Outfitters catalog.”)
--Probably the most evenhanded take you will read on the forthcoming ON THE ROAD adaptation starring Garrett "Sort Of Josh Hartnett" Hedlund and Kristen "Oh, Her" Stewart. Coming next Oscar season!

The film also features the most random assortment of actors ever, including Amy Adams, "Uncle" Viggo Mortensen, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Kirsten Dunst and Terrence Howard. I'm just shocked James Franco isn't involved in there somewhere. Sam Riley (breakout: Ian Curtis in "Control") is Sal Paradise.

Goodness. (Jezebel, via Autostraddle)

1 comment:

Marjorie said...

Kristen Stewart was pretty good in INTO THE WILD, which is a title with a similar grammatical structure to ON THE ROAD and also tells the story of a nonfictional person traveling a lot!