16 May 2012 3:02 PM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Cannes is officially underway, which means we're now less than a week from the arrival of one of the most long-awaited films in the history of the medium: the adaptation of Jack Kerouac's "On The Road." Francis Ford Coppola wanted to direct a version of the book for decades, but having presumably decided he'd rather faff around with Val Kilmer and an iPad, passed it over to "The Motorcylce Diaries"'' Walter Salles. And from everything we've seen so far, it looks like Salles might have pulled it off, or at least come close.

Of course, what little footage we've seen so far has been from the trailer, and anyone can fool anyone with a trailer. But CanalPlus has unveiled a new video interview with Salles, that contains a few glimpses of new footage -- there's a clip of Kirsten Dunst & Garett Hedlund at the 1:40 mark, more with »

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