Production just began last week for Wild, the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir Wild: Lost and Found on the Pacific Crest Trail starring Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon. The actress recently tweeted the first official image of herself as Strayed (pictured above), a woman who goes on 1,000-mile journey on foot to search for a meaning of her life after the death of her mother and her failed marriage.
With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed (Witherspoon) 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.
Jean-Marc Vallée (The Young Victoria and Dallas Buyers Club) is directing from a screenplay by Nick Hornby. The film co-stars Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffman, Charles Baker, W. Earl Brown, and Thomas Sadoski.
A release date hasn’t been set. With production already underway in Oregon and California, it wouldn’t be surprising that we’ll be seeing this film later next year. Check back for more updates on Wild as they come our way.