Reese Witherspoon keeps busy by booking another project. Deadline says that Witherspoon will star in the adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir “Wild.” Nick Hornby (“High Fidelity,” “An Education”) is writing the script. Witherspoon’s Pacific Standard company is also producing.
Here’s what Amazon says “Wild” is about:
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.
Witherspoon will next be seen in Atom Egoyan’s “Devil’s Knot” and “The Good Lie” with Corey Stoll. She’s currently working on “Inherent Vice” for Paul Thomas Anderson. She’s also booked for “Passengers” and has some other projects stirring in various stages of development.