The first screening of On the Road has aired, the film has opened in France and the first reactions and reviews are popping up online. Within the next few months, the film will come out in a number of other countries, including Brazil (June), Sweden (July), Denmark (August), the UK (September), Australia (October), and Argentina (November). IFC Films / Sundance Selects will distribute On the Road in North America, though a specific release date hasn’t been announced yet. Reviews are generally positive, and you can read a few of them below:
“Salles gets excellent performances from his cast, which includes Viggo Mortensen as the William Burroughs figure and Kirsten Dunst as the girl Cassady married after finally breaking up with Marylou. However, he struggles to give his story the strong dramatic line it requires and concentrates instead on sequences which illustrate the book best. What we do get, thanks to Riley’s perceptive performance, is the sense that he is watching Cassady tasting life before he gingerly partakes.” — Derek Malcolm, London Evening Standard
“Buoyed by the energy and youthful grace of his actors (with special mention going to Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart, stunning), On the Road nicely retraces this in-between period when everything is possible, just before the arrival of the time for regrets …” Christophe Narbonne, Premiere.
“On the Road does not feel like a dry history lesson, nor is it overly reverent toward its subjects. Instead, Salles, working with screenwriter Jose Rivera, managed to make something that has a pulse of its own, and that’s due in no small part to the casting of Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley as Dean Moriarty and Sal Paradise. They have a strong, easy chemistry that pays off over the course of the film, and it provides a solid base upon which the rest of the film is built.” Drew McWeeny, HitFix.
Earlier this evening, following on from the photocall, Sam attended the world premiere of On the Road with his co-stars, and wife Alexandra Maria Lara (whose dress I thought was particularly gorgeous!). Pictures from the event have been added to the gallery, enjoy!
Public Appearances > 2012 > May 23 | “On the Road” Cannes Premiere
Another new clip from On the Road has surfaced, this time with Sal (Sam Riley) and Camille (Kirsten Dunst) dancing. Watch it below:
The photocall for On the Road took place this morning at Cannes ahead of the premiere later on today, and Sam attended alongside his co-stars Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen and director Walter Salles. The first batch of pictures have been added, with more on the way.
Public Appearances > 2012 > May 23 | “On the Road” Cannes Photocall
A new clip from On the Road has been released, where Marylou (Kristen Stewart) and Sal (Sam Riley) have a conversation in the car about Marylou’s future with Dean (Garrett Hedlund). Check it out below:
Screenslam have an exclusive interview with the cast of On the Road, and each day they are posting a new part of the video. Check out the first below:
A week before it premieres in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, On The Road has been acquired by AMC Networks. Picking up all U.S. rights to Walter Sallies’ adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s Beat Generation classic, AMC Networks announced that its distribution labels IFC Films and Sundance Selects will release the film later this fall.
As expected, On the Road was just announced as one of the films showing In Competition at Cannes this year! Hopefully this means that Sam with spotted be on the red carpet alongside his co-stars Garrett Hedlund and Kirsten Dunst. The 65th Cannes Film Festival will be taking place from 16 – 27 May.
Sam’s solo poster for On the Road has finally been released! Check it out in the gallery. Also, the first poster for Byzantium has been released online, although it doesn’t feature Sam. Check that out here. Enjoy!
Film Productions > On the Road (2012) > Posters
Two new stills of Sam from On the Road have recently been released and added to the gallery. Enjoy!
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