Watch the On The Road trailer online now

On The Road has been cruising through production for some time now, and finally a trailer has arrived, which you can watch online below.

The film is an adaptation of the cult beat novel by esteemed travel writer Jack Kerouac, which was written in 1951 and published later that decade.

The characters are interpreted as barely disguised versions of Kerouac and his buddies, with Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) and Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) standing in for Kerouac and Neil Cassady.

Kristen Stewart joins the boys for the ride as Marylou, in another role that looks set to further prove that there's more to her than Bella Swann.

The supporting cast of characters is teeming with star names, including Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst and Mad Men 's Elisabeth Moss, who all get a small amount of screentime in the trailer.

This brief glimpse suggests that Walter Salles' ( The Motorcycle Diaries ) movie will have captured the free-wheeling spirit of the novel, and the open highways drenched in hazy sun demand to be gawped at.

Watch the On The Road trailer online now:

On The Road opens in the UK on 21 September 2012.

Matt Maytum
Editor, Total Film

I'm the Editor at Total Film magazine, overseeing the running of the mag, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.