May 6, 2010

Kristen to star in On The Road

According to MTV:
'I am about to play Marylou in 'On the Road,'' 'Twilight' star confirms. The big Kristen Stewart-related news of the week is that "Breaking Dawn" has, at long last, been gifted with a release date. But a smaller, though no less intriguing, nugget of KStew-y goodness dropped on Wednesday (May 5), when the 20-year-old actress paid a visit to "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Stewart is attached to the long-gestating adaptation of "On the Road," the seminal 1957 novel by Jack Kerouac that came to define the Beat Generation, according to USA Today.

"I am very much attached to a movie that has been trying to get made forever," she told the paper while in Chicago for the "Oprah" taping. "Not that this is going to help it, but maybe I can just brag a little bit. I am super excited about it, too. I am about to play Marylou in 'On the Road.' So that's a big deal."

Marylou is the wife of Dean Moriarity, the disaffected drifter at the center of Kerouac's book. "Tron Legacy" star Garrett Hedland is reportedly set to play Moriarity, while little-known British actor Sam Riley will play Sal Paradise, Kerouac's narrator and Moriarity's worshipful, cross-country driving buddy. Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries") has been tapped as director.

USA Today reports that the film is gearing up to start filming this summer, after filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Francis Ford Coppola have tried for years to adapt Kerouac's film for the big screen. The summer shoot should end well in advance of the start of filming on "Breaking Dawn" this fall. The final film in the "Twilight" franchise will hit theaters on November 18, 2011.
Um... just how much do I love that I started reading On The Road yesterday and Kristen reveals that she's going to be in the movie adaptation today? Yeaaah, just a lil bit!

- Lorabell *bounce bounce bounce*!


  1. Lorabell:

    dude! I totally just started reading it too... then I read this and Im like holy f*%$!! This is HUGE.. I am SOOOOOOOOO excited for her

  2. Oh! And The Motorcycle diaries... Frickin fantastic having Walter Salles direct it is going to be.....ahh!

  3. Agreed.....The Motorcycle Diaries was an awesome film. This sounds like a wonderful and exciting project for Kristen. Hooray for her!

  4. Duuuude Lorabell you are psychic, BTW your tweets all week have been flipping hysterical!What a great time to be a Kstew fan, right?!

  5. Are we seriuos? Oh my god! I dreamed about this movie since I read the book when I was a teen, but I never thought of an actor that I would want in it. I think she will be perfect for it.
    I am so excited this is a major thing!

  6. Oh my I love how i bought this book about a month ago on my reading list I set up for myself, as soon as I'm done with my current read I'm starting it


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