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Viggo to play William Burroughs

The upcoming film adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road will star Viggo Mortensen and Amy Adams.

JACK KEROUAC’S cult novel On the Road will be adapted into film form by Walter Salles – the director of applauded features Central Station and The Motorcycle Diaries.

Viggo Mortensen has been chosen to play the character Old Bull Lee, who is based on the writer William S Burroughs.

Shooting is due to begin by the end of this month, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Francis Ford Coppola has signed on to produce the film inspired by the beat generation novel. He had reportedly been working on the project of turning the novel into a film for 30 years.

Amy Adams is due to play Bull’s wife, Jane, a drug-addicted mother of two. Kirsten Dunst and Kristen Stewart will also feature in the movie.

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