Jean-Marc Barr, Kate Bosworth to star in adaptation of Kerouac’s ‘Big Sur’

Director Michael Polish also signs up Josh Lucas

Jean-Marc Barr has been cast in the lead role of an upcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s 1962 novel Big Sur.

The Dogville star will play Kerouac‘s alter ego Jack Duluoz in the film, with Kate Bosworth taking the role of his love interest Billie, reports Deadline.com.

Josh Lucas has also been cast in the film, as beat poet Neal Cassady, along with Balthazar Getty, Anthony Edwards and Radha Mitchell.

Big Sur tells the story of Kerouac‘s move from New York to California as he struggled to deal with the fall out from the success of previous novel On The Road.

Michael Polish is slated to write and direct the adaptation, although no release date has been announced.