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Kristen Stewart's 'On the Road' (Finally) Coming to a Theater Near You

You wouldn’t imagine a film starring Kristen Stewart – any film starring KStew – would have trouble securing distribution. But On the Road, despite the presence of Kirsten Dunst and Viggo Mortensen, did just that. The cast brings their long-awaited picture to the Cannes Film Festival next week, and the filmmakers finally learned before they leave for France that they’ve secured U.S. distribution … which has to take a weight off of their metaphorical shoulders.

AMC Networks announced that they’ve acquired the rights to Walter Salles’ film, an adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic road-trip novel that has been in the making – in various iterations – since 1978. The company will distribute the independent drama through its IFC Films and Sundance Selects labels, probably in the fall. 
Stewart plays Marylou, the running partner of Beat Generation poets Dean (Garrett Hedlund) and Sal (Sam Riley) as they travel across the American Midwest. The men stand in for Kerouac and his close friend Neal Cassady, as the novel was largely auto-biographical. 
The rest of the ensemble rounds out with major stars, from Terrence Howard, Steve Buscemi and Elisabeth Moss to Amy Adams. It’s a smart move on AMC Networks’ part, and good news for fans of Stewart (or Kerouac’s novel) to hear that the film most definitely will be screening in theaters at some point later this year. 
Not that Stewart’s short of anticipated projects heading to theaters for the rest of the year. She has the fairy-tale fantasy epic Snow White and the Huntsman arriving in theaters on June 1, with Charlize Theron and Chris Hemsworth by her side. And, of course, she’ll close out the year with a little film you might have heard of called The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2. How do you think that movie’s going to do?
In between, Stewart will present at the MTV Movie Awards, which will be held on June 3. The network revealed that Stewart, Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield, Hemsworth, Theron, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg are among the first wave of presenters named for the show. 
It’s a busy time to be Stewart, but it’s good news about Road getting distribution. Here’s the full trailer, in case you haven’t seen it yet. We’ll let you know release dates once we hear:


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