Upcoming movies set on the road -- ''Poetic Justice'' and ''Leaving Normal'' are two films using the highway as their setting
Anyone got a map? In the wake of Thelma & Louise, road movies are making tracks in Hollywood. While Leaving Normal, a comedy with Christine Lahti and Meg Tilly as two women who take off for Alaska, opens April 22, other road pics are revving up. Among them: John Singleton’s Poetic Justice, about a young hairdresser/poet (Janet Jackson) who sets out to attend a cosmetology show; Ruby Cairo, in which Andie MacDowell embarks on a globe-trotting mission; and a remake of 1963’s The Incredible Journey, about two dogs and a cat who trek across the Pacific Northwest.
But the strangest roader to come down the pike is this month’s Rubin & Ed, a Utah desert odyssey starring Crispin Glover. He plays ”a guy in potentially lethal platform shoes,” says a spokeswoman for I.R.S. Releasing Co., who adds that Glover’s character was somewhat inspired by his 1987 kickboxing episode on David Letterman’s show, in which he nearly creamed Dave with his chunky soles.