|Sam Riley as Sal Paradise (Jack Kerouac) in On The Road|
The live jazz scenes are frenetic, the dancing sexual, the American scenery gritty and realistic. I loved the voice narrating for Jack. Was that Sam Riley? If so, wow. He (or whoever) captured Jack's timbre and cadence pretty damn well. And even though 53-year-old Viggo Mortensen is playing a 34-ish-year-old William S. Burroughs, it seems to work in the trailer, perhaps in part because Burroughs always seemed older than his actual age, and in part because of Mortensen's commanding screen presence in anything he does.
If the trailer is any indication, we're going to like this movie. We may even love it! I have to be honest: I get goosebumps watching it.
Click here for the trailer on YouTube and let us know what you think.