A teaser trailer has been released for the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac‘s beloved book, On the Road. Much of the plot featured in this novel was derived from Kerouac’s true life road trip adventures.

We’ve embedded the trailer above–what do you think? The movie will hit theaters in New York City and Los Angeles on December 21st. A national release will follow in January 2013.

Filmmaker Walter Salles cast actors Tom Sturridge and Garrett Hedlund to play the lead characters. Other cast members include Twilight actress Kristen Stewart, Doubt actress Amy Adams, and Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen.