Garrett Hedlund is one to watch for the next few years. He’s the lead in the long awaited sequel Tron Legacy, he stars alongside Gwyneth Paltrow in Country Strong, and he plays Dean Moriarty in Walter Salles’ adaptation of On the Road. Hedlund recently revealed that they have just wrapped production on the film yesterday [December 11] and he spoke about the long, long journey it took to get there.
On the Road took six months to film lasting from July 11 to December 11, and it’s finally done. According to Hedlund, “It was such a journey” and he’s proud to have taken it.
“It was a guerrilla shoot with the most incredible family. Walter Salles directed it and he’s put so much work into this film over the last six or seven years. I’ve been attached since September of ‘07 trying to get this project made. Being on set during the first day like, ‘we’re fucking filming On the Road‘ to today’s the day after we just finished it. It was unfortunate to part with a family you’ve come to love so immensely on this journey.”
Hedlund’s schedule has been packed to the brim over the past year, but the last 24 hours have been the most hectic.
“Yesterday morning I was driving across the Bay Bridge in a Hudson, wrapped at 11, jumped on a plane to get back here [Los Angeles], cut my hair, and went straight to the Tron [Legacy] premiere.”
As you might expect with a title like On the Road, Hedlund spent a lot of the shoot traveling. They went to Montreal, Argentina, New Orleans, Arizona, Mexico, Calgary and they just wrapped in San Francisco.
On the Road is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in 2011