New character poster for On The Road

Viggo Mortensen gets a profile

On The Roadhas released the first of several individual character posters, giving the first spell in the spotlight to Viggo Mortensen’s Old Bull Lee.

Mortensen’s character is the fictional counterpart to author William S Burroughs, described in the book as “long, lean, strange and laconic.” As an artist, writer and photographer outside of his film work, it’s a part that should suit Mortensen down to the ground.

We ran the first trailer to the Walter Salles directed picture, but in case you missed it, here’s another chance to see it again…



He certainly looks the part in the poster, spouting a suitably worldly quip, “the best teacher is experience.” We’re liking the grainy, washed-out quality to the image as well.

Also starring Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart, On The Road opens in the UK on 21 September 2012. Until then, you can check out the full poster below…


Does Viggo look the part? Tell us your thoughts, below.

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