There’s a nice photo of Kristen Stewart in the Sept issue of Marie Claire US via @SupermodelScans

There’s a nice photo of in the Sept issue of Marie Claire US via @SupermodelScans

ON THE ROAD: Cannes 2012 Entry?

Producer Charle Gillibert has announced the following, via Twitter: “Am happy to share with you: OTR french release the 23rd of may, more to come.”

OTR? That’s On the Road, directed by Walter Salles, and starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, and Garrett Hedlund. As for the May 23 released date in France, does that mean n the Road will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival? Possibly. Cannes 2012 runs from May 16-27.

Based on Jack Kerouac’s classic novel, On the Road follows New York-based writer Sal Paradise (Riley); rebel Dean Moriarty (Hedlund); and Dean’s girl, Mary Lou (Stewart), as they go on a road trip following the death of Sal’s father. Sal is based on Kerouac himself; Dean, on Kerouac’s friend Neal Cassady; and Mary Lou on Cassady’s first wife, LuAnne Henderson.

Walter Salles directed the Brazilian drama Central Station (1998), which earned two Academy Award nominations: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Actress for Fernanda Montenegro (who wuz robbed). José Rivera, Salles screenwriter on another road movie, The Motorcycle Diaries (2004), wrote the On the Road adaptation. Rivera was nominated for an Oscar for his Motorcycle Diaries effort.

In addition to Stewart, Hedlund, and Riley, the On the Road cast includes Viggo Mortensen, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Sturridge, Alice Braga, Steve Buscemi, Danny Morgan, Elisabeth Moss, and Terrence Howard. Francis Ford Coppola is listed as one of the executive producers, while Oscar winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain) is the film’s composer.

— Sam Riley about Kristen Stewart
She is very good. She’s so good that she is not going to be held back by her [Twilight] franchise. To be that good when she’s like 20 years old or whatever is really remarkable.
Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart at boot camp.

Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kristen Stewart at boot camp.

— Sam Riley says Kristen Stewart is not grumpy
She’s just 20! The tabloids can fuck off! She wasn’t grumpy at all. She was a bit of a Rapunzel character in her hotel suite, not wanting to come to the bar to spend all evening having her photo taken.
Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley have been spotted at Argentina airport
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Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley have been spotted at Argentina airport

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