“Sincerely, Later”: Kerouac Pitching Brando

WHAT A FIND. This letter from Jack Kerouac pitching On the Road to Marlon Brando was up earlier this week on BoingBoing . It’s taken more than half a century to finally bring this book to the screen, Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries) is directing. A mind bend to see Kerouac in this mode. Far from the two-sentence elevator pitch. He’s wooing Brando to play Dean Moriarty …. with Kerouac, playing essentially himself, as Sal Paradise. Interesting….I don’t know if my head can quite go there.

More about the movie here at The Beat Museum.

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