Cheryl Strayed's bestselling novel Wild is heading to the big screen with Nick Hornby (An Education) handling the adaptation and Reese Witherspoon starring and producing, so says Fox Searchlight Presidents Stephen Gilula and Nancy Utley. Filming will take place later this year.
Commenting on her involvement, Witherspoon said, "We are so excited to be working with Fox Searchlight to bring Wild to the screen. It is an extraordinary company that continually strives to bring original, inspirational films to the marketplace. We are thrilled to collaborate with them on Wild."
The official synopsis: "With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthens, and ultimately heals her."
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