Reese Witherspoon gets 'Wild'
Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon will star in WILD based on the famous novel by Cheryl Strayed. Fox Searchlight has snagged the rights to Nick Hornby’s screenplay for WILD. Horny wrote the brilliant HIGH FIDELITY and ABOUT A BOY and also wrote the Oscar nominated screenplay for AN EDUCATION. The film will also be produced by Witherspoon’s company Pacific Standard. Reese Witherspoon is a talented actress who has a few misfires recently (THIS MEANS WAR, WATER FOR ELEPHANTS). I think the fact that Nick Hornby is involved will hopefully mean the picture will be interesting.
The Amazon book description for “Wild” – At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State—and she would do it alone. Told with suspense and style, sparkling with warmth and humor, Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddened, strengthened, and ultimately healed her.