It’s time for the semi-annual news report about Francis Ford Coppola’s never-ending attempt to greenlight a film of Jack Kerouac’s On The Road.
I’m not sure if I want to see this film made or not. Probably not, but if somebody’s got to do it, I think Coppola is the right choice. However, I’m not reserving my tickets on Moviefone just yet … we’ve been covering this film on LitKicks a long time.
Maybe the film will finally get made. Maybe it won’t. Maybe it will star Billy Crudup as Sal Paradise, or maybe it will star Jack Black as Allen Ginsberg (well, why the hell not?).
We’ve also been hearing about Joyce Johnson’s Kerouac film project for a long time, and in fact I attended a read-through of this screenplay over a year ago. Adira Amram (David’s daughter) played the Joyce Johnson character, and I think Adira Amram should get the role in the movie as well.
And Jack Black should play Allen Ginsberg.