Kristen Stewart is about to tap into a classic literary work for her next movie.

The actress, best known as Bella in the 'Twilight Saga,' is set to play beat era muse Marylou in an adaptation of the seminal 1957 Beat Generation novel 'On the Road,' by Jack Kerouac, according to a story in USA Today.

The work follows Kerouac, as represented by the character Sal Paradise, criss-crossing America with his pals looking for adventure and self-discovery. Mary Lou is the wife of Dean Moriarty in the book. Moriarty is based on the real-life Neal Cassady, another icon of the Beat Generation.
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