AMC Acquires "On The Road"
It was a long road indeed to U.S. distribution for "On the Road," but on the eve of Cannes, the trip is finally over: AMC Networks has acquired all U.S. distrib rights to Walter Salles' adaptation of the Beat Generation tome by Jack Kerouac, to be released jointly by the company's film distribution labels IFC Films and Sundance Selects sometime this fall.
Sundance Selects/IFC Films plans a traditional theatrical roll-out, and will handle all downstream platforms. Starring Kristen Stewart, Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst, "On the Road" will world premiere in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, which starts next week.
"We are over the moon ecstatic to be involved with this incredible film," Sundance Selects/IFC Films prexy Jonathan Sehring told Variety. The pickup is "a statement not only to our entire organization's love of the project, but to the number of different innovative ways we are going to make sure the film reaches as wide an audience as possible."
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