New image and poster for On The Road

On The Road has debuted a new poster alongside a new image, in which bright young things Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart hit the highway in search of adventure.

Adapted from the cult novel by Jack Kerouac, the story will follow aspiring writer Sal Paradise (Riley) on a coming-of-age road trip in the company of ex-con Dean Moriarty (Hedlund), a charismatic drifter who offers an alternative to Paradise’s square New York upbringing.

Stewart will play Marylou, Moriarty’s first wife, who joins the duo for part of their journey. The rest of the supporting cast is similarly stellar, with Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams and Steve Buscemi all involved.

The new poster looks suitably sun-bleached, with the desert landscape mirroring the novel’s themes of freedom and possibility. The new image show us little beyond the principle players, but they look as youthful and charming as you’d expect.

Directed by The Motorcycle Diaries ’ Walter Salles, On The Road is apparently near completion, with the film expected to open in the UK on 21 September 2012. Plenty of time to read the book then, if you haven’t already done so…


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