Jean-Marc Barr and Kate Bosworth Join ‘Big Sur’

Josh Lucas will also appear in director-writer Michael Polish's look at the life of beat poet Jack Kerouac.
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Jean-Marc Barr joins Big SurJean-Marc Barr has been cast as Jack Kerouac in writer-director Michael Polish's Big Sur.

Josh Lucas has been cast as Neal Cassady, with Kate Bosworth taking on the role of Billie, a woman linked to both Beat Generation mainstays. The story of Big Sur will cover Jack Kerouac's move from New York to Northern California where he tries to rediscover himself while writing the iconic and groundbreaking novel 'On the Road'.

Other cast members recently added to the cast include Anthony Edwards, Balthazar Getty, Stana Katic, Patrick Fischler, Radha Mitchell, John Robinson, and Henry Thomas.

Big Sur started production earlier this week.

Big Sur was released November 1st, 2013.


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  • Zagg35 • 4 years ago

    In what universe can a 51 year old bald Jean Marc Barr play a 38 year old Jack Kerouac? Ridiculous casting. As a Kerouac scholar, I see another Hollywood debacle.


    • skywise • 4 years ago

      Awesome news, Love Jack Kerouac and this cast is pretty solid. Crosses fingers they get this right. On The Road was one of those books i fell in love with in High School.


      • ejk1 • 4 years ago

        Anthony Edwards? I haven't seen him since ER, when Dr. Mark Green went through the most excruciating death I have ever seen on television. I hope this works for him.


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