[VIDEO] Trailer Released For Big Sur Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.05.2013
Based on the Jack Kerouac novel...
The Sundance Film Festival has revealed a trailer for Big Sur, which will premiere at the festival later this month. The film is an adaptation of Jack Kerouac's 1962 novel. It is directed by Michael Polish and stars Jean-Marc Barr, Josh Lucas, Kate Bosworth and Henry Thomas.
Here's a synopsis: An autobiographical work, Big Sur tells the story of Jack Duluoz (the Kerouac character, to be played by Barr) and his relationship to fame following his sudden literary success ("On the Road" was released in 1957) and his troubles with substance abuse. Spread across three trips to Lawrence Ferlinghetti's (called Lorenzo Monsanto in the book) cabin in the wilderness of Big Sur, the story also features Duluoz's relationship with Billie (Jackie Gibson Mercer in real life and Bosworth in the film), the mistress of his best friend, Cody Pomeray (Neal Cassady, to be played by Lucas).