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Kristen Stewart Signs Up to Go ‘On the Road’

Twilight star Kristen Stewart has announced her next big project in the works. Jumping from one book based film to the other, Kristen will play the lead role of Marylou in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.

The project has been in talks for years, but until recently, had always been put on Hollywood’s back burner for one reason or another.

In a recent interview where Kristen appeared on Live with Regis and Kelly to promote Eclipse, the third installment of The Twilight Saga in which she returns to costar with Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, she spoke about her newest project with the hosts.

“People have been trying to make that movie (On The Road) for thirty years,” she says. “I’m so excited; I can’t even tell you. It was my first favorite book. I found this paper that I wrote in eighth grade. Not very smart, but you can tell that I loved it. You can really tell that I really loved it.”

“And here you are making that film.” Regis Philbin said.

“I know; it’s insane.” Kristen agreed.

First published in 1957, On the Road is now considered a cult classic that has inspired the likes of Bob Dylan and the makers of films like Easy Rider and Thelma and Louise. The autobiographical story tells the tales of Kerouac’s travels across the United States and Mexico after World War II in his search for self enlightenment.

Other stars set to appear in the adaptation include Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley.

Filming begins in August and we can anticipate a 2011 release.

So are any of our celebstalkers fans of the classic?

One response

  1. kstewfan

    i love kristen and think she’ll do a good job.

    i still remember exactly what was happening in my life when i read this book and how much i loved it. i hope they do it justice in the film.

    July 28, 2010 at 8:29 pm

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