Kristen Stewart Goes On the Road

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“The Twilight Saga” star Kristen Stewart told USA Today that she has joined the cast of On the Road, an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic 1957 novel of the same name.

“I am very much attached to a movie that has been trying to get made forever. Not that this is going to help it, but maybe I can just brag a little bit. I am super excited about it, too. I am about to play Marylou in ‘On the Road.’ So that’s a big deal,” she said.

The novel chronicles Kerouac’s years traveling the North American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, “a sideburned hero of the snowy West.” As “Sal Paradise” and “Dean Moriarty,” the two roam the country in a quest for self-knowledge and experience.

Tron Legacy star Garrett Hedlund will play Moriarty with Stewart as his young wife and Sam Riley as his traveling pal, Sal.

Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) will direct the film, which is expected to start shooting this summer.

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