Guy Pearce signs on for The Road

6 02 2008

Pearce in The Proposition
From Moviehole: “Australian duo Guy Pearce and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“Romulus, My Father”) have joined the cast of “The Road” based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy.

Bloody Disgusting hears that Robert Duvall may also be part of the cast.

A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food–and each other.”

I read the book last year and it was fantastic. Though I’m not exactly sure how well the story will translate to the screen, I am still very excited to see how they approach it. The cast they’ve selected including Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, and now Guy Pearce seems very promising. With the possible addition of Robert Duvall, this movie looks to be awesome no matter how they approach the story.

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