Stewart is set to play Mary Lou the on off wife of Dean Moriarty. Garrett Hedlund (from “Friday Night Lights”) will play madman Moriarty who is famously based on the Beat Generation icon Neal Cassady.
Sam Riley, of “Control” fame will play Kerouac’s autobiographical character, Sal Paradise. The screenplay will written by Jose Rivera who also wrote “The Motorcycle Diaries”.
It will be interesting to see what Twihards think of Stewart in a 1950s Beat Generation setting.