Your next film is On The Road [based on the book by Jack Kerouac]. With such a major novel, is there pressure to get the film right?
Well, there’s no pressure on me! I just play a travelling salesman who picks up the young lads. I don’t want to give away too much because I’m really only in a couple of scenes. I just love the book and I’m glad that it’s finally being made into a film.
You’ve written and directed four films. Is there a book you’d love to adapt?
Yeah, there’s a book by William Burroughs called Queer that I’ve been in the process of trying to make into a film. And there’s a book of short stories by Davy Rothbart called The Lone Surfer Of Montana, Kansas. I’ve adapted three of those into a feature, and we’re actively trying to get that made as well.