Stewart is attached to the long-gestating adaptation of "On the Road," the seminal 1957 novel by Jack Kerouac that came to define the Beat Generation, according to USA Today.
"I am very much attached to a movie that has been trying to get made forever," she told the paper while in Chicago for the "Oprah" taping. "Not that this is going to help it, but maybe I can just brag a little bit. I am super excited about it, too. I am about to play Marylou in 'On the Road.' So that's a big deal."
Marylou is the wife of Dean Moriarity, the disaffected drifter at the center of Kerouac's book. "Tron Legacy" star Garrett Hedland is reportedly set to play Moriarity, while little-known British actor Sam Riley will play Sal Paradise, Kerouac's narrator and Moriarity's worshipful, cross-country driving buddy. Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries") has been tapped as director.
USA Today reports that the film is gearing up to start filming this summer, after filmmakers like Gus Van Sant and Francis Ford Coppola have tried for years to adapt Kerouac's film for the big screen. The summer shoot should end well in advance of the start of filming on "Breaking Dawn" this fall. The final film in the "Twilight" franchise will hit theaters on November 18, 2011.
SPOILER FOR THE CHARACTER!
Details in Marylou Character
Marylou is Dean’s first and rather astute wife. She understands Dean and their relationship incredibly well. She remarks on his madness, saying that she loves him but can’t have him because he is simply too mad. A sharp tack, that Marylou. She also matches Dean in sexual adventurousness, totally up for sleeping with Sal while Dean watches.
Marylou Timeline and Summary
Marylou has come east with Dean.
She comes to New York with Dean, even though he has divorced her and married Camille in San Francisco.
She, Dean, Ed, and Sal drive furniture to Sal’s brother’s new house.
She, Dean, Ed, and Sal wash dishes to pay for their food. She hits on Sal to make Dean jealous.
She agrees to have an affair with Sal while Dean watches, and is frustrated when Sal won’t go for it.
Marylou displays physical bruises from a fight with Dean. They all take off for New Orleans.
She agrees to continue sleeping with Dean once he gets back to Camille in San Francisco.
Marylou arrives in New Orleans along with Sal, Dean, and Ed.
She leaves for California with Dean and Sal.
After some encouragement, she gets naked along with Dean and Sal while they drive.
She has sex with Dean in the car while Sal sleeps.
Marylou tries to get Sal to sleep with her one night when Dean is away.
She talks to Sal about how sad she is.
She reveals that she can’t really have Dean because he’s "too mad."
Marylou arrives in San Francisco with Dean and Sal.
She is angry at Dean for leaving her and Sal without money, a place to stay or food.
She listens to Sal’s snake visions.
Marylou ends up sleeping with a sailor or two. Or nine.
She takes Dean back, sort of.
She is marries a car salesman, and has an interesting run-in with a very high Dean
We find out in a story that she met Dean when she was fifteen.