The film, Big Sur, based upon Jack Kerouac’s novel of the same name, is due to be released on November 1, 2013. (There are some preview screenings in October.)
Directed by Michael Polish, who also wrote the screenplay, it stars Jean-Marc Barr as Jack Kerouac. Other cast are: Stana Katic as Lenore; Henry Thomas as Phillip Whalen; Josh Lucas as Neal Cassady; Kate Bosworth as Billie; Radha Mitchell as Carolyn Cassady; Anthony Edwards as Lawrence Ferlinghetti; Balthazar Getty as Michael McClure; and Patrick Fischler as Lew Welch.
The trailer is an atmospheric preview of the film. Check it out below.
Want to read the book before you see the film?
You can get Big Sur at a discount here.
For some thoughts on the book, read Eric Lehman’s review of Big Sur.