Guy Pearce On The Road?

Joining McCarthy adaptation

Guy Pearce On The Road?

by Helen O'Hara |
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Guy Pearce, four time winner of the Sharpest Cheekbones in Hollywood Award (he lost out to Christian Bale's performance in The Machinist one year, and I hear he's worried about Rescue Dawn this year), is apparently set to join the cast of John Hillcoat's The Road, based on the Cormac McCarthy novel.

The story basically involves a man and his son walking through a post-apocalyptic landscape in search of water, food and some place of safety - in that order.

Hillcoat previously directed The Proposition, which of course starred Pearce, lending credence to these reports - even though long-standing rumours of Viggo Mortensen's casting were around as recently as last month. But it remains to be confirmed - and a lot of the success of this adaptation will depend on the casting of the boy (both characters are unnamed in the book). Still, it's a storming book and one that we hope gets the adaptation it deserves.

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