Yahoo! Movies has debuted the first US trailer for On the Road, the adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s acclaimed novel from director Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries). The film stars Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, and Kristen Stewart as the traveling trio, along with Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi, Alice Braga, and Elisabeth Moss in supporting roles. On the Road opens December 21st. Trailer and synopsis below.
After the death of his father, Sal Paradise (Sam Riley), an aspiring New York writer, meets Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund), a wild and infectiously charismatic ex-con. They hit it off immediately. Determined to avoid the pitfalls of a narrow, prescribed life, Sal hits the road, joining Dean on what evolves into a life-changing physical and emotional odyssey. Thirsting for freedom, they discover the world, the ecstasy of experience, the connectedness of humanity and ultimately themselves.