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The article is a profile on Marie Ginette Guay, who has been cast as Gabrielle Levesque but also reveals some interesting details:

"I'm really happy to be at the heart of such a human and artistic journey", says Marie Ginette Guay, Gabrielle Levesque who will perform in the film adaptation of On the Road by Jack Kerouac. And for good reason. The film co-produced by Francis Ford Coppola and Gus Van Sant has a budget of $ 25 million and a top-notch distribution.

Filming started last week in Montreal and will then continue in Argentina and the United States until December. Reached on the set, between takes, Ms. Guay was preparing to slip into the skin of the mother of the famous writer (1922-1969). "It's a great opportunity that presented itself," she says adding that she landed the role to audition for this movie by Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries, about Che).

Her last appearance on the big screen was in Continental, a Film Without Guns (Stéphane Lafleur, 2007), where she played the female lead. This time, she joined Sam Riley in the role of Sal Paradise, Kerouac's alter ego, Garrett Hedlund (Dean Moriarty, alias Neil Cassady), Kristen Stewart, the heroine of Twilight (Marylou's wife Moriarty) Viggo Mortensen (William S. Burroughs), Kirsten Dunst and Amy Adams.

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