Reese Witherspoon is set to star in Wild, an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed‘s best-selling memoir of the same name. Fox Searchlight Pictures has acquired the worldwide rights to distribute the film, and the good thing is that Oscar-nominated writer Nick Hornby (yep, the man who stands behind An Education) is on board to write the screenplay for the project.
At this moment still nothing about the possible director, although the film is slated to begin production in the late fall.
But, we do know that Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea and River Road Entertainment’s Bill Pohlad will produce the project which:
…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.
Or, in case you want more details about the whole thing:
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 reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list, and was the first selection for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.
So yes, this definitely sounds promising, make sure you stay tuned for more updates!