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Memoir to Movie: Reese Witherspoon to Star in Adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Wild’

Reese WitherspoonAnyone up for an 1100-mile hike?

It looks like Reese Witherspoon will be starring in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of “Wild,” the best-selling memoir by Cheryl Strayed. Fox Searchlight Pictures recently announced that it’s acquired rights to Hornby’s adaptation, which will star Witherspoon as Strayed.

In “Wild,” Cheryl Strayed writes about her impulsive decision to hike the Pacific Coast Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State. With no experience, she goes it on her own, with the hope of rebuilding a life in which, at the tender age of 26, she felt she’d already lost everything.

About the book, Strayed has written, “The story I chose to write in ‘Wild’ for no other reason than I felt driven to belongs to those who read it, not me. And yet I’ll never forget what it once was, long before I could even imagine how gloriously it would someday be swept away from me.”

I haven’t read ‘Wild’ yet, but I’ve heard so many good things about it. It was also an Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 pick – and it sounds like it will make a fabulous movie!

Have you read “Wild”? What are your thoughts about it’s adaptation as a movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!


4 responses to “Memoir to Movie: Reese Witherspoon to Star in Adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s ‘Wild’”

  1. Alexandra Avatar

    A friend gave me this book. Now I will think of Reese in the role as I read it.

  2. Kerry Dexter Avatar

    I found the book …exasperating. it might make a better move than it did a book for me, though, and I think Reese Witherspoon will likely bring an interesting aspect to the role.

  3. merr Avatar

    I’d heard this. Now wondering if there is any fallout from her fiasco with police as a result of her husband being pulled over in car…

  4. Kris Bordessa ( Avatar

    I’ve not read this book; hadn’t even heard about it before. I’m a bit curious now, though, based on the commenter who found the book exasperating. I might have to try it! (Book first, movie second, always.)

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