Lionsgate, via the Film Distributors Association release schedule, have revealed that On The Road will hit U.K. cinemas on September 21, and unveiled a new poster to coincide with the announcement. A co-production between American Zoetrope, MK2 and Film4, On The Road is poised to become one of the biggest independent films of 2012.
Helmed by Walter Salles, the director of The Motorcycle Diaries, On The Road is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s famous road novel of the same name. Featuring an all-star cast, including Sam Riley, Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen, On The Road centers on the years Kerouac spent traveling America in the 1940’s with his friend Neal Cassady.
Plagued by delays, script re-writes and forever-changing cast lists, On The Road has experienced a long, tumultuous road to the screen. It comes as a relief, then, that producers seem sure Salles’ version will be ready to hit cinemas in the next few months, perhaps with an official premiere taking place at the 65th Cannes Film Festival in May.
Check out the official poster and trailer for On The Road: