Witherspoon set to go Wild in film
Published 30/11/2012 | 12:14
Reese Witherspoon is to star in and produce drama Wild.
The Oscar-winning actress is set to play US writer Cheryl Strayed in the big-screen adaptation of Cheryl's memoir Wild: From Lost To Found On The Pacific Crest Trail, which Nick Hornby will adapt, reported Deadline.com.
Reese got Nick on board, as she revealed: "Nick's innate blend of humanity and humour are a perfect match for Cheryl's raw emotional memoir. I look forward to collaborating with both of these talented writers to create a film full of honesty, adventure and self discovery."
The true-life tale tells of Cheryl's journey to traverse the 1,100-mile Pacific Crest Trail alone after her mother died and her marriage failed, when she was 22.
Nick said: "I loved Cheryl Strayed's memoir. It's moving, funny, painful and brave, and the moment I'd finished it I wanted someone to let me have a go at adapting it, because it was clear to me that it could make a wonderful movie.
"I'm thrilled to be given the chance; the fact that this chance was given to me by Reese Witherspoon, a great actress who feels exactly the same way about the book as I do, makes this project all the more exciting."
Reese, who won an Oscar for her performance in Walk The Line, will also produce the film with Bruna Papandrea and River Road Entertainment's Bill Pohlad.
The 36-year-old actress, who gave birth to her third child Tennessee in September, will next star in crime drama Devil's Knot about the West Memphis 3 murder controversy.
She will also star and produce romantic comedy The Beard, and is also hoping to star in and produce the Pennyroyal's Princess Boot Camp film.