It’s been 55 years since Jack Kerouac‘s beat novel On the Road was published, and in that time there’s never been a movie. Francis Ford Coppola optioned the rights back in the 1970s, but production didn’t start moving ahead until April 2010 when Walter Salles (The Motorocycle Diaries) was attached to direct and Garrett Hedlund was cast in the lead role of Dean Moriarty. The movie then lined-up an impress cast featuring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley, Amy Adams, Kirsten Dunst, Viggo Mortensen, Tom Sturridge, Danny Morgan, Alice Braga and Elisabeth Moss. The movie is now finally set for release in France this May, and new images and the first poster have gone online. The release in May strongly hints towards a premiere at Cannes (which runs from May 16 – 27th) where the movie will likely pick up U.S. distribution.