‘On The Road’ adaptation to play at 65th Cannes Film Festival

Full line-up of films in competition released

The highly anticipated first film adaptation of the Jack Kerouac classic, On The Road, is to get its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

Starring a roster of famous names, including Lord Of The Rings star Viggo Mortensen, Twilight actress Kristen Stewart and Sam Riley, star of the Joy Division biopic Control, On The Road is directed by Walter Salles, most famous for bringing the Che Guevara story The Motorcycle Diaries to the screen.

Other films from the line-up gaining attention include the new David Cronenberg film Cosmopolis, Lee Daniel’s follow-up to Precious, The Paperboy, The Angel’s Share by British filmmaker and Cannes darling Ken Loach and Lawless by John Hillcoat. Lawless – starring The Dark Knight Rises‘ Tom Hardy and Transformers‘ Shia LaBeouf – was formerly titled The Wettest County In The World.

Brad Pitt will also be lending star power to the famous Cannes red carpet with his new movie Killing Them Softly. Directed by Andrew Domink, who also directed Pitt in The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford, the mob movie also had an alternative title in Cogan’s Trade.

It was announced last month that Moonrise Kingdom, the new film by Wes Anderson, would open the prestigious festival. The tale of an errant scout who elopes with his girlfriend will be Anderson’s seventh feature film and has drawn an eclectic cast in Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Bruce Willis and Wes’ longtime collaborator and friend Bill Murray.

For the full line-up of films playing at Cannes, visit the official Cannes website.