Thursday, 13 May 2010

On The Road - Again

It seems that the Jack Kerouac’s long beloved novel ‘On The Road’ is finally being made despite the fact that both Francis Ford Coppola and Gus Van Sant have all tried and failed to get it made.

Coppola is still attached as producer, but he has offered up directing duties to ‘The Motorcycle Diaries’ and ‘Central Station’ director Walter Salles.

And boy is he getting together an interesting cast in Garret Hedlund (‘Troy’ and ‘Tron Legacy’ – must have had a killer audition), the brilliant Sam Reily and now it seems Kristen Stewart has hopped on board.

Now a lot of people are bored of Stewart, mainly because of the ‘Twilight’ hype, but had that film have never happened, I am sure she would be thought of in a more positive light. If you go to her IMDB page and take out all ‘Twilight’ movies, you are left with a pretty strong filmography for someone so young.

Heck her obvious embarrassment at winning the “Rising Star” award at this years BAFTA (over these nominees) made me think of her in a new light – then in her acceptance speech, in which she goes and basically acknowledges she is up there because of the fans, endeared her to me.

Perhaps once this silly ‘Twilight’ obsession dies, we will be able to see her as something other than Bella – at least the choices she is making are setting her on the right track.

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