- Sam Riley, On The Road, Argentina-Brazil-Canada-France-Germany-Holland-Mexico-UK-US. 2010. Numerous attempts were made at filming Jack Kerouac’s 1957 “beat” classic. He even mused on playing himself (or his aka Sal Paradise) in 1957 opposite Marlon Brando as Neal Cassady (aka Dean Moriarty). “With the camera on the front seat of the car showing the road (day and night) unwinding into the windshield, as Sal and Dean yak.” Marlon never replied to his invite, probably thinking it was a fake. 1979: Francis Coppola bought the rights but “never knew how to do it.” 1995: He planned a 16mm black-white version with “beat” poet Allen Ginsberg. (Johnny Depp declined in the 90s). 2005: Joel Schumacher helming Billy Crudup-Colin Farrell…or Brad Pitt-Ethan Hawke. Finally, Coppola & Son (Roman) and 26 other producers (!) had Brazilian Walter Salles directing English Sam Riley, Australian Garrett Hedlund – and Kristen Stewart as Mary Lou, once offered to Lindsay Lohan and Winona Ryder. Salles also checked Joseph Gordon-Levitt-James Franco.
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