As if we weren't excited enough for everyone who is involved in the upcoming adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road," Deadline exclusively learned last night that Amy Adams and Viggo Mortensen are coming on board as two of the film's main characters.
Please, try to contain you glee, it's taken us a moment as well.
Amy will be playing Jane, the "emotionally damaged junkie mother of two children and the wife of Old Bull Lee," while Viggo will be playing Old Bull Lee. Bull was inspired by real life author William S. Burroughs, and Jane was inspired by his second wife Joan Vollmer, who died after William accidentally shot her head while drunk. Clearly we should expect happy marriage on screen.
These are two actors who we love seeing in movies separately, and the idea of having them together in the same film acting off of each other is close to blowing our mind. Add that to the already great cast including Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Garrett Hedlund and Sam Riley, with Jose Rivera writing the script and Walter Salles directing the film, and you've got a film that looks like it was worth the 30 years it took to get it to the big screen.
Are you as excited about this casting as we are? Is this a film you're looking forward to watching?