Producer Charle Gillibert has announced the following, via Twitter: “Am happy to share with you : OTR french release the 23rd of may, more to come.”
OTR? That’s On the Road, directed by Walter Salles, and starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, and Garrett Hedlund. As for the May 23 released date in France, does that mean On the Road will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival? Possibly. Cannes 2012 runs from May 16-27.
Based on Jack Kerouac’s classic novel, On the Road follows New York-based writer Sal Paradise (Riley); rebel Dean Moriarty (Hedlund); and Dean’s girl, Mary Lou (Stewart), as they go on a road trip following the death of Sal’s father. Sal is based on Kerouac himself; Dean, on Kerouac’s friend Neal Cassady; and Mary Lou on Cassady’s first wife, LuAnne Henderson.