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On The Road – Garrett Hedlund could play Dean Moriarty in Kerouac’s classic

Posted by LiveFor on April 19, 2010

Jack Kerouac’s On The Road is one of the classic tales from the beat generation. I read it way back in university and enjoyed it – never read it since though. Turns out Francis Ford Coppola bought the rights to the book way back in the seventies, but it has been a long journey to get it near to the big screen.

Now Empire have the news that Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy) is in talks for the role of Dean Moriarty.

Coppola hired Motorcycle Diaries director Walter Salles and scriptwriter Jose Rivera way back in 2005. Now it looks as if the film may begin shooting this summer. We shall have to wait and see.

I don’t really see Hedlund as Moriarty. Just doesn’t seem the right choice for the role, but what do I know.

One Response to “On The Road – Garrett Hedlund could play Dean Moriarty in Kerouac’s classic”

  1. pam fruendt said

    a film is never the same as the book, but this could be pretty cool. i agree with you on the casting. maybe coppola sees something in moriarty that’s right for the role. coppola’s done odd casting before…remmber how he had to fight for al pacino in the godfather?

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