Director Walter Salles, Viggo Mortensen and the Competition film’s other stars also came out for the film festival.
Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and director Walter Salles brought more star power to the Croisette midday Wednesday during the photocall and press conference for Competition film On the Road, based on the famous Jack Kerouac book.
Helping them take over the Palais des Festivals were Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan and the film’s producers.
During the press conference, the cast was asked about shooting in Montreal and preparing for the film by spending time together and studying movies and other creative output from the era the film is set in.
“Montreal is where we started. It was [the] conception,” said Stewart. “I am usually pretty self-conscious about running around a town with my face hanging out, and I didn’t care at all, because I was with these guys. I really loved it. I got to live more in those four weeks than … in a normal lifetime.”
A clip from On The Road featuring Kirsten as Camille has been released…
The “On the Road” photocall took place this morning at the Cannes festival, and the first reviews started to pop up, as so loads of pictures that we started to collect already and will be uploaded soon.
Kiki wore a pretty white lace dress by Dolce & Gabbana with Charlotte Olympia pumps when she joined her “On The Road” castmates — Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, Viggo Mortensen and director Walter Salles. Check back later for pictures, and the first movie reviews!
Great news! Kirsten has finally arrived on Twitter, and she’s verified already! Find her account @kirstendunst and make sure you say hi!
The official Cannes Film Festival started today and “On The Road” producer Charlies Gillibert has said that the film will have its Cannes premiere on wednesday May 23rd.
Cast confirmed to attend are Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Danny Morgan & Tom Sturridge.
Kristen Stewart’s new film On The Road is to have its UK premiere opening the Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House 2012.
The Twilight actress stars in the highly-anticipated big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s classic novel from Brazilian director Walter Salles, which will launch the new season of the open air cinema on Thursday August 16.
Ben Stiller’s new comedy The Watch, co-starring Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade, will also premiere as part of the Summer Screen on Sunday August 19, ahead of its release on August 29.
The comedy sees a group of suburban fathers form a Neighbourhood Watch scheme with a difference to protect their families.
The open-air film season at London’s Somerset House will close on Monday August 27, with the UK premiere of Lawless, John Hillcoat’s new film about prohibition bootlegging, starring Tom Hardy, Guy Pearce, Shia LaBeouf, Gary Oldman, Jessica Chastain and Mia Wasikowska.
Other films to be shown as part of the event include the first showing of the new digitally restored version of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds, with an introduction from glamorous Hitchcock blonde Tippi Hedren.
There will also be a double billing of Ray Winstone’s Sexy Beast and Ryan Gosling’s Drive, Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now and Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom.
- Press Association
Roger Corman will receive the 2012 Filmmaker on the Edge Award and will take part in an on-stage conversation with John Waters at the Provincetown International Film festival in Massachusetts.
Parker Posey will receive the Excellence In Acting Award while the Faith Hubley Career Achievement Award will go to director Kirby Dick.
The East Coast premiere of Leslye Headland’s comedy Bachelorette starring Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Lizzy Caplan and Tom O’Brien’s Fairhaven bookend the festival, which closes on Jun 17.
The Friday Spotlight Film is Gayby directed by Jonathan Lisecki and the Saturday Spotlight Selection is Jeffrey Schwarz’ Vito.