So I must admit I was more than skeptical and a little bit agitated/stressed out when I heard that On The Road was being made into a movie. But now, I am completely excited because: Sal and Dean are played by unfamous actors, Kristen Stewart (Mary Lou) and Kirsten Dunst (Camille) are involved, Walter Salles (Motorcycle Diaries!!!) is directing, Jose Rivera wrote the screenplay, and Francis Ford Coppola is executive producing. Every main character has MAJOR crunch-potential and is extremely good looking… so I’m hoping when they get them a little bit dirty and a little bit beat the results will be orgasmic.
Now before you bitch and moan about Kristen Stewart and Kirsten Dunst, keep in mind that other than their major annoying parts (Bring It On and some might say Twilight Saga), they both have significant indie cred and acting talent. Virgin Diaries, Into the Wild, The Anteaters, In the Land of Women, Marie Antoinette, etc etc etc… They both are dark enough to be in this movie and are solid young actresses. With the right direction, I really think these two could be great. Try to think of two other people who are 20ish years old (or look like it) that could be Camille and Mary Lou. Megan Fox? Emma Watson? No, thank you.
Anyway, there’s a lot of great talent attached to this movie, and I am excited. On the Road is one of my all time favorite books, like beyond words. Here’s hoping….