On the Road is directed by Walter Salles and also stars Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen (who must like movies with ‘Road in the title!) Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund and is based on the book by Jack Kerouac.
Here’e what Wikipedia tells us about the book:
It is a largely autobiographical work that was based on the spontaneous road trips of Kerouac and his friends across mid-century America. It is often considered a defining work of the postwar Beat Generation that was inspired by jazz, poetry, and drug experiences. While many of the names and details of Kerouac’s experiences are changed for the novel, hundreds of references in On the Road have real-world counterparts.
It’s scheduled for release in 2011 and no doubt in the coming months, we’ll have many more images and trailers for the movie.