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Nick Hornby Adapting ‘Wild’ Memoir For Reese Witherspoon

Nick Hornby Wild Memoir Adaptation For Reese Witherspoon
Witherspoon may not be the bright-eyed golden girl of Hollywood she was several years back, but the upcoming year seems to have plenty in store for the chinny beauty. Having just completed work on Atom Egoyan’s dark thriller, Devil’s Knot, Witherspoon has been written up another serious role, for a film adaptation of Wild.

Wild is based on the memoirs of Cheryl Strayed, a woman who in order to recover from the death of her mother, decides to take a 1100-mile walk through the west coast deserts of America. What better way to blow away the cobwebs of psychological trauma?

For now, there is no director attached to the project, but given Hornby’s reputation as a writer of ever-likeable stories, it’s only a matter of time before someone steps up to the plate.

Witherspoon was happy to hear of the role, saying: “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.”

Source: Empire

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  • Sheridan Passell said

    Possibly the most depressing travel companion in the world. Should make a good movie though.

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  • Bouncy Castle said

    About A Boy is a modern classic. This is good news.

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