Kristen Stewart‘s involvement in any literary adaptation is sure to raise an eyebrow as to the motives of the adaptors (no, I don’t count Twilight as literature), but these released stills from the On the Road adaptation are looking pretty damn Kerouac-y. Walter Salles’ treatment of the seminal beat work flaunts a star-studded cast of Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Steve Buscemi, Elisabeth Moss, Terrence Howard, Alice Braga and Danny Morgan, so the project hasn’t been hurting for talent.
However, any project that tackles such a revered work is bound to have its authenticity questioned, but the stills (surprisingly black and white and color) seem to captur the spirit of the piece quite well. However, let’s all reserve judgement until we hear some dialogue. The best DoPand production designers in the world won’t be able to save this thing if “totes” pops up repeatedly in the script. (Playlist)