On The Road to show at Cannes

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A film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's legendary 1957 'beat' novel of the same name, directed by Walter Salles. Dean and Sal (portrayed by Sam Riley and Garrett Hedlund, respectively) are the portrait of the Beat Generation living in the here and now during the Fifties. Their search for "It" results in a fast paced, energetic roller coaster ride with highs and lows throughout the U.S.  Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst & Viggo Mortensen also star.

April 19th, 2012

'On The Road' will show at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

The big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac's novel - which stars Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley - will get its premiere at the prestigious event as well as competing for the coveted Palme d'Or award.

The 65th annual festival - which runs from May 16 to 27 - will open with Wes Anderson's new film 'Moonrise Kingdom', which stars Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis and Bill Murray while Kristen's 'Twilight' co star Robert Pattinson can be seen in 'Cosmopolis'.

Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly' with Brad Pitt, 'Paperboy', by Lee Daniels and Ken Loach's 'The Angels' Share' are also in the line-up as is 'Lawless' by John Hillcoat.

The films being shown out of competition include legendary Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's 'Me and You' and Philip Kaufman's 'Hemingway'.

The festival will close with a screening of Claude Miller's 'Therese Desqueyroux'.

The movie - which stars Audrey Tautou in the title role alongside Gilles Lellouche and Anais Demoustier - will pay homage to late director after he passed away aged 70 earlier this month.