Kristen Stewart to star in Jack Kerouac’s story

So Kristen will play Marylou from Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’, who is actually based on Jack Kerouac’s first wife. I think this will be a pretty big role for her. Hopefully we’ll have more to report on this soon.

‘On The Road’ is reported to be a fantastic read however I’ve never read it myself. Have any of you?
Its available on Amazon.co.uk for anyone who wants to have a gander!

For those of you who don’t know about Jack Kerouac you can read about him here.

Here is what Miss Stweart had to say to USA Today:

Looks as if Kristen Stewart is going On the Road. And not just because she is doing publicity for the latest Twilight film, Eclipse, opening June 30.

As she told USA TODAY’s Susan Wloszczyna today while in Chicago for an Oprah taping, “I am very much attached to a movie that has been trying to get made forever. 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.”

Filmmakers including Francis Ford Coppola and Gus Van Sant have struggled for years to bring Jack Kerouac’s classic 1957 tale of disaffected members of the Beat Generation to the big screen. Tron: Legacy’s Garrett Hedland will play the confused drifter Dean Moriarity with Stewart as his young wife and British actor Sam Riley (Control) as his traveling pal, Sal. Brazilian director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) will direct. Filming is expected to start this summer.

(Source: USA Today KStew411 Twitter)

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