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Stylish lovebirds Kate Bosworth & her director boyfriend Michael Polish were spotted going for a romantic stroll in NYC. Judging by the way they were dressed, it looked more like they were on set of their latest film. Coincidently, Kate is one of the leads in his upcoming film “Big Sur,” which is based on the somewhat depressing 1962 novel by Jack Kerouac (he’s the film’s co-writer). It’s nice to see that writer & director Michael Polish is mixing business with pleasure, but hey, who can blame him, right?
The film is currently in post-production & set for release sometime this year. Here’s some plot action:
The novel depicts Duluoz’s mental and physical deterioration. Duluoz is unable to cope with a suddenly demanding public, and is battling with advanced alcoholism. He seeks respite first in solitude in the Big Sur cabin, then in a relationship with Billie, the mistress of his longtime friend Cody Pomeray (Neal Cassady). Duluoz finds respite in the Big Sur wilderness, but is driven by loneliness to return to the city, and resumes drinking heavily.
Across Duluoz’s subsequent trips to Big Sur and interleaved lifestyle in San Francisco, he drunkenly embarrasses Cody by introducing Billie to Cody’s wife, cannot emotionally provide for the increasingly demanding Billie, and finds himself increasingly unable to integrate into suburban life. Duluoz’s inner turmoil culminates in his nervous breakdown during his third journey to Big Sur. [Source]
Here’s Kate discussing the film last yearL: